An emergency vehicle. Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

A 27-year-old motorcyclist was killed Wednesday in a crash involving a big rig in Long Beach.

The crash was reported about 7:50 a.m. on southbound Lakewood Boulevard near Conant Street, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

The operator of the motorcycle, identified by the coroner’s office as Jose Francisco Perez of South Gate, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The trucker, a 33-year-old Compton man, remained at the scene and was interviewed by police.

The big rig was stopped at a driveway in the 3400 block of Lakewood Boulevard waiting to enter Long Beach Airport to make a delivery, police said.

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“The motorcycle was traveling southbound (on) Lakewood Boulevard at a high rate of speed,” according to a police statement. “The motorcyclist moved from the number 3 lane into the number 4 lane and collided with the truck.”

Traffic was routed away from the area while an investigation was conducted into the circumstances of the crash.

–City News Service

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