Originally posted at 12:34 p.m. June 24, 2014. Edited with new details.
A 26-year-old motorcyclist was killed today in a crash on the San Diego (405) Freeway in Torrance, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The crash on the northbound 405, south of Crenshaw Boulevard, was reported to the CHP at 10:50 a.m., said Officer Peter Bishop.
The motorcyclist, identified by the coroner's office as Mark Magtanong of Bellflower, lost control of his 2003 Harley Davidson for unknown reasons, then was struck by a big rig, Bishop said.
The motorcycle continued northbound and struck the rear of a 2012 Volkswagen Passat, he said, but it was not immediately clear if that driver suffered any injuries.
Magtanong was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:06 a.m. by Torrance Fire Department paramedics, Bishop said.
--City News Service