• Matt Esnayra

Motorcyclist killed in crash near California Heights

A motorcyclist was killed Saturday after colliding with a SUV in the California Heights neighborhood of Long Beach, officials reported.


Officers responded to the scene at 1:41 p.m., at the intersection of intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and Wardlow Road.

  • The responding deputies found crash involving a motorcycle and a Toyota Rav4. Police say the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

  • Police say the Toyota Rav4, driven by a 23-year-old Long Beach resident, was making a left turn from southbound Long Beach Boulevard to eastbound Wardlow Road, according to the investigation. A Yamaha going northbound on Long Beach Boulevard struck the car as it was finishing its turn.

  • The driver of the Toyota Rav4 remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation. She was released pending further investigation.

  • The identity of the motorcyclist is being denied pending next of kin notification.

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