• Matt Esnayra

Motorcyclist killed in crash with SUV near LB Airport

A motorcyclist was killed after colliding with an SUV near Bixby Knolls on Sunday afternoon, according to Long Beach police.


The crash occurred, at roughly 4:40 p.m., when a black Nissan Rogue was heading north on Cherry Avenue, when the driver, described as a 55-year-old Long Beach resident, made a left turn onto Bixby Road at the intersection. A motorcyclist riding a Suzuki was heading south on Cherry Ave, but “he failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with the Nissan,” police said in a news release.

  • The 25-year-old male motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene by LBFD personnel.

  • The Nissan driver was unharmed, stayed on the scene, and helped with the inquiry.

Where things stand:

At this moment, police do not think distracted or intoxicated driving played a role in the crash; still, the investigation is ongoing. The motorcyclist's identity is only being revealed as a 25-year-old Long Beach resident.

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