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Long Beach motorcyclist killed in collision with truck on PCH

June 17, 2012 |  6:29 pm

This post has been corrected. Please see note at the bottom for details.

A Long Beach man was killed late Saturday after his motorcycle crashed into a turning pickup truck on Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach police said.

The man was riding down the 5500 block of PCH around 8 p.m. at “a high rate of speed,” according to police, when he hit the truck, which was attempting to make a left turn.    

“The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries,” police said in a statement released Sunday.

Authorities identified the victim only as a 33-year-old Long Beach resident because the man’s family had not yet been notified.

Police said the driver of the truck is a 66-year-old Long Beach resident who was cited for making an unsafe left turn and was later released.

[For the record, 11:55 a.m., June 18: An earlier version of this post said the man was riding down the 5200 block of Pacific Coast Highway. Long Beach police now say it was the 5500 block.]


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