Downey Resident Killed in Motorcycle Accident

On January 5, 2016, at approximately 7:29 a.m., a vehicle vs. motorcycle traffic collision occurred at Stewart and Gray Rd. and Orizaba Ave.

The collision occurred when a 48 year old male resident of Downey was traveling eastbound Stewart and Gray Rd. on a motorcycle.

The rider collided with a 2005 Toyota Tacoma making a left turn from northbound Orizaba Ave. to westbound Stewart and Gray Rd. driven by an 18 year old male resident of Downey.

Downey Fire Department Paramedics pronounced the motorcyclist deceased at the scene of the collision.

The driver of the Tacoma was not injured as a result of the collision.

The driver of the vehicle was cooperative and did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

After being interviewed, he was released.

The collision is still under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the collision should contact Detective Haxton at (562) 904-2339 or Sergeant Miller at (562) 904-2342.

To provide information ANONYMOUSLY, call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS or by texting the letters TIPLA, plus, to CRIMES (274637) or by using the website.

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