Authorities Monday identified a motorcyclist who was killed in a collision with an SUV in Long Beach.

The crash occurred about 7 p.m. Friday on Long Beach Boulevard near Ellis Street, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

John Blackwell Jr., 57, of Long Beach died at the scene, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office reported.

According to police, Blackwell was riding a 2014 Kawasaki at a high rate of speed when his motorcycle collided with a 2014 GMC SUV driven by a Long Beach man who was making a turn into a parking lot.

The GMC driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, according to police, who said they did not believe he was distracted or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. His name was not released.

Detectives urged anyone with information about the crash to call them at 562-570-7355. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477, or

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