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Traffic fatality at Magnolia Avenue and 32nd Street

On Sunday, April 4, 2021 at approximately 1:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Magnolia Avenue and 32nd Street regarding an injury traffic collision between a vehicle and a motorcycle, which resulted in the death of a male adult.

Upon arrival, officers located a 2001 Yamaha motorcycle that had struck a 2017 Honda Civic on Magnolia Avenue at the intersection with 32nd Street. Officers located the driver of the motorcycle and a citizen who was performing life-saving measures. The Long Beach Fire Department arrived on scene and rendered life-saving measures, but the motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The preliminary investigation revealed the 2001 Yamaha motorcycle was traveling northbound on Magnolia Avenue at a high rate of speed. The 2017 Honda Civic stopped at the stop sign on 32nd Street before continuing westbound across Magnolia Avenue. The Yamaha motorcycle struck the Honda Civic in the middle of the intersection.

The motorcyclist has not been identified. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office will conduct their own investigation to identify the motorcyclist and notify next of kin.

The driver of the Honda Civic was identified as a 71-year-old female resident of Long Beach who stayed on scene and cooperated with the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact Detective S. Loughlin of the Collision Investigation Detail at (562) 570-5520. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smartphone (available at the Apple app store or Google Play), or by visiting

This article was released by the Long Beach Police Department.