Motorist Killed on 60-Freeway

By City News Service

A 19-year-old motorcyclist from El Monte was killed when he lost control of his bike as he was exiting a Pomona (60) Freeway off-ramp in East Los Angeles, the California Highway Patrol reported Wednesday.

The crash took place on the Downey Road off-ramp of the westbound 60 Freeway about 9:35 p.m. Tuesday, said CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos. The name of the victim was withheld pending family notification.

According to the CHP’s accident report, the unnamed man was riding a 2014 BMW motorcycle west on the 60 Freeway at a high rate of speed. He then tried to exit the freeway on the Downey Road off-ramp without slowing down. But he was not able to negotiate a curve in the off-ramp and slammed his motorcycle into a guardrail and was ejected.

Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene, according to the CHP.

The crash shut down the Downey Road off-ramp for nearly three hours and a Sig-Alert was declared by the CHP, which reported that the road was cleared at 12:32 a.m.

The accident remained under investigation by the CHP.

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