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Motorcyclist killed in high-speed crash in Orange County

October 26, 2010 |  6:05 pm

A motorcyclist died Tuesday afternoon after a high-speed crash in Buena Park, authorities said.

Beach Boulevard from Knott’s Berry Farm to Orangethorpe Avenue remained closed while police investigate at the scene. Sgt. Bill Kohanek of the Buena Park Police Department said the road will probably remain closed until 6:30 or 7 p.m.

The motorcyclist, who has not been identified, was traveling north on Beach Boulevard at a high rate of speed when he sideswiped a passenger vehicle in front of the Medieval Times restaurant about 3:10 p.m., Kohanek said. He was knocked off the motorcycle and struck an oncoming vehicle.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The occupants of the other vehicles involved were uninjured.

Kohanek said witnesses reported seeing the motorcycle traveling at more than 100 mph shortly before the crash.

-- Abby Sewell