Authorities Monday identified a motorcyclist who was killed in a crash involving a big rig on the northbound Long Beach (710) Freeway in Commerce.
Daniel Zarate-Alvirde, 30, of Lynwood died at the scene of the crash, which occurred about 12:40 p.m. Monday near Washington Boulevard, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.
According to the preliminary investigation, the motorcycle and the big rig were northbound when, for unknown reasons, the motorcyclist lost control and became lodged under the big rig, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The big rig driver, a 48-year-old Paramount man, pulled over to the right shoulder of the freeway and called emergency personnel, the CHP reported.
The Washington Boulevard onramp and the number four and five lanes of the northbound freeway at Washington Boulevard were closed for a couple hours while an investigation was conducted, the CHP reported.