A 41-year-old motorcyclist died Thursday in a crash on the southbound San Diego (405) Freeway in Long Beach.

The crash was reported near Cherry Avenue about 4:40 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

David Verweyst Jr., whose city of residence was unknown, died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office and the CHP.

Four southbound freeway lanes were closed for about three hours during an investigation into the crash.

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