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Authorities Monday released the name of a motorcyclist who was killed in a collision involving two other vehicles in Torrance.

The 48-year-old victim — identified by the coroner’s office as Jeffrey Dorley of Redondo Beach, died at the scene of the crash about 9:15 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Hawthorne Boulevard and Halison Street, according to Torrance police Lt. Jeremiah Hart.

Dorley was riding a 2006 Kawasaki that had been northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard when it collided with a 2002 Toyota Sequoia and a 2016 Toyota Prius, according to Hart, who said the initial investigation indicated the motorcyclist had attempted to pass between the two vehicles.

The motorcycle collided with the Sequoia, then the Prius, and the rider was ejected, Hart said.

The 51-year-old woman driving the Sequoia and the 34-year-old man at the wheel of the Prius were uninjured, as were their passengers, Hart said.

The crash closed northbound lanes of Hawthorne Boulevard between Del Amo Boulevard and Talisman Street for about six hours.

A Torrance police sergeant said earlier there was no immediate indication that drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

Anyone with information that could assist traffic investigators was urged to call (310) 618-5557.

–City News Service

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