A 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.

The man, in his 40s, died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office and the CHP. His name was withheld, pending notification of his next of kin.

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

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