A 25-year-old motorcyclist was killed Monday in a collision with an SUV in Long Beach.
The collision was reported at 12:08 p.m. at the intersection of Lakewood Boulevard and Willow Street, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
Long Beach firefighters were unable to save the rider, identified as Corey Haggerty of Lakewood, who was found down in the middle of southbound Lakewood Boulevard near his 2012 Honda CBR 600 and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
The 49-year-old Torrance woman who was driving the other vehicle, a 2018 Ford Explorer, stopped at the scene and was uninjured, as was a passenger in the SUV, police said.
Haggerty was southbound on Lakewood Boulevard, traveling at a high rate of speed, when the motorcycle made contact with the SUV as it changed lanes to make a left onto Willow Street, according to the LBPD, which reported that the SUV had just exited the southbound San Diego (405) Freeway onto Lakewood.
“Detectives do not believe the driver of the SUV was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the collision,” according to a police statement. “The motorcyclist had an expired driver’s license, which did not have a motorcycle endorsement.”
The collision and investigation prompted the closure of the southbound and northbound off-ramps from the freeway until about 3:45 p.m., according to Caltrans.
Anyone with information about the collision was urged to call Long Beach police Detective Steve Fox at (562) 570-7110.
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