A motorcyclist was killed in a collision in Long Beach, police reported Monday.
The crash occurred about 6:15 p.m. Sunday in the 6000 block of Cherry Avenue, and the 22-year-old Paramount woman died at a hospital, according to the Long Beach Police Department. Her name was withheld pending notification of her relatives.
“The preliminary investigation revealed the motorcyclist … was traveling northbound on Cherry Avenue when she collided with a Ford Econoline as the driver of the Ford was parked along the curb and was attempting to enter traffic on Cherry Avenue,” according to a police statement. “The motorcyclist did not have a proper endorsement to drive a motorcycle,” police said.
“At this time, the motorcycle’s speed is being investigated as a possible factor in the collision, and it is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision.”
The driver of the van, a 72-year-old Lakewood man, remained at the scene and cooperated with officers, police said. His name was not released.
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