The Gerald Desmond Bridge in Long Beach. Photo by John Schreiber.
The Gerald Desmond Bridge in Long Beach. Photo by John Schreiber.

A motorcyclist, who survived a collision that killed his 19-year-old female passenger, remained hospitalized Wednesday in critical condition, authorities said.

Authorities were withholding the names of the woman and the 20-year-old motorcyclist, both residents of Anaheim.

Long Beach police said the motorcyclist traveled east on Ocean Boulevard over the Gerald Desmond Bridge at a high rate of speed, then lost control of the bike on the northbound Long Beach (710) Freeway overpass and hit the wall on his right.

The driver came to rest on the shoulder of the westbound lanes of Ocean Boulevard. The passenger fell onto the eastbound lanes and was immediately struck by a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The motorcycle came to rest on the overpass about 620 feet past where the riders were ejected.

The driver of the Jeep, a 68-year-old Long Beach man, was not injured.

Anyone with information about the crash was asked to call Detective Brian Watt at (562) 570-5520.

City News Service

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