Traffic Collision on Pacific Coast Highway Results in Fatality

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On Saturday, June 16, 2012, at approximately 8:07 p.m., officers from the Long Beach Police Department were dispatched to a traffic collision on the 5200 block of Pacific Coast Highway, that resulted in the death of an adult male.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a motorcycle traveling northbound on Pacific Coast Highway at a high rate of speed hit a pick-up truck traveling southbound, that was attempting to make a left turn. The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. He is currently only being identified as a 33-year-old Long Beach resident, pending notification to his family.

The driver of the truck, a 66-year-old Long Beach resident, was interviewed, cited for making an unsafe left turn, and released.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have information is asked to contact Long Beach Police Department Accident Investigations Detective Dave Lauro at (562) 570-7322. Anonymous tips via web or text may be submitted by visitng www.tipsoft.com.

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