On Wednesday night, a motorcyclist died after crashing into the back of a truck near the Port of Long Beach.
A man was found by police lying in the eastbound No. 1 lane of Anaheim Street next to his motorcycle, according to Long Beach Post.
Just before 8 p.m., the truck was slowly turning left onto southbound Canal Avenue from westbound Anaheim Street, according to police.
A news release explained the accident saying, “After the semi-tractor trailer almost completed the left turn, the motorcyclist, who was traveling eastbound on Anaheim Street in the No. 1 lane, struck the rear-end of the trailer.”
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The truck driver had not realized that an accident had occurred, so he drove off.
It wasn’t until later that the police, with the help of a witness, found the truck and truck driver. The driver, Long Beach Resident, 44, returned to the scene of the accident and cooperated with the investigation.
The motorcyclist suffered “major injuries” and died at the scene. The man was identified as Roberto Lomeli, 22, of Long Beach. ““He was determined to have a valid driver’s license and insurance,” police said about the truck driver.
The driver as not ticketed or arrested; however, the accident is still under investigation.
Police asked that anyone with information about the wreck contact Detective Brian Watt at 562-570-7355.