Woman killed in North Long Beach motorcycle crash
A 22-year-old woman died after she crashed her motorcycle into a van Sunday night in North Long Beach, according to LBPD.
According to police, the motorcyclist, driving a 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 400, was heading north on Cherry Avenue when she collided with a Ford Econoline van as the Ford driver was parked along the curb and was attempting to enter traffic on Cherry Avenue.
Police were dispatched to the 6000 block of Cherry Avenue at about 6:15 p.m. and would offer life-saving measures on the motorcyclist at the scene. Still, she later succumbed to her injuries at a nearby hospital.
The driver of the Ford Econoline was only identified as a 72-year-old male resident of Lakewood who waited on the scene, had a valid driver's license, and cooperated with the investigation.
Police say the motorcyclist did not have a proper endorsement to drive a motorcycle. The entire identity of the motorcyclist is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.