FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 2016
On Monday, June 20, 2016, at approx. 9:55 p.m., officers were dispatched to 7th Street and Newport Avenue regarding an injury traffic collision between a motorcycle and a pick-up truck.
When officers arrived, they discovered the motorcyclist lying unconscious in the roadway in front of the pick-up truck. Officers began performing lifesaving medical aid on the motorcyclist, however, he was determined deceased at the scene by Long Beach Fire Department paramedics.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2000 Toyota Tacoma, being driven by a 70-year-old male resident of Long Beach, was travelling west on 7th Street and attempted to turn left on Newport Avenue, and collided with a 2008 Harley Davidson Sportster motorcycle. The motorcycle was travelling east and being driven by a 33-year-old male resident of Commerce.
The motorcyclist’s identification is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to call Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail Detective Steve Fox at (562) 570-7355.