On Sunday June 1, 2014, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the area of Cherry Avenue & Harding Street regarding an injury traffic collision involving a motorcycle and two vehicles, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
When officers arrived, they located a downed motorcycle rider, identified as 21-year-old Miguel Magana of Long Beach, who had sustained major trauma to his body. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded and transported Victim Magana to a local hospital, where he was later determined deceased.
The preliminary investigation revealed that per witnesses, the Yamaha motorcycle was traveling southbound Cherry Avenue approaching Harding Street at a high rate of speed, when it collided with a Toyota SUV that was travelling northbound on Cherry Avenue and attempting to turn left turn onto Harding Street. After the initial collision, the Toyota SUV then collided with a Honda SUV which was stopped and waiting at a red light on eastbound Harding Street at Cherry Avenue.
No other individuals involved in the collision were transported.
Anyone who may have information on this incident is asked to contact the Long Beach Police Collision Investigation Detective David Lauro at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org