Local Restaurateur Involved in Fatal Collision With 2 Motorcycles

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On Friday, July 26, 2013, officers from the Long Beach Police Department responded to a three vehicle traffic collision involving a 2005 Toyota Sequoia and two Harley Davidson motorcycles. at the intersection of 2nd Street and Glendora Avenue.

The investigation revealed that the two motorcycles were driving eastbound 2nd Street in the #2 lane and attempted to cross Glendora Avenue on a green light. They struck the Toyota Sequoia, that was traveling westbound 2nd street and attempted to make an left turn onto southbound Glendora, directly in front of the motorcycles.

Long Beach Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and transported one of the motorcycle drivers, Joseph Daroza, a 30-yr-old resident of Huntington Beach, to a local hospital. He is listed in stable condition.

The other motorcycle driver suffered major head trauma and was pronounced deceased at the scene. He has been identified as Taryn Hawk, a 35-yr-old resident of Huntington Beach.

The Driver of the Toyota Sequoia, was 68-year-old Long Beach resident Nicholas Limer, owner of McKenna’s On the Bay. Limer was not injured in the collision and was interviewed and released. Detectives will present the case to the District Attorney’s Office for possible criminal charges.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Long Beach Police Department Collsion Investigations Detail Detective Brian Watt at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted by visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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