Eric Kawai, 31, drove his motorcycle on Interstate 10 eastbound at approximately 11:50 a.m. when the fatal collision occurred. A 19-year-old pickup truck driver veered across a double-white line between the freeway and express lanes, cutting in front of Kawai’s motorcycle.
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that Kawai crashed into the rear of the pickup truck. Kawai received treatment at a hospital but died shortly after. The 19-year-old pickup driver and three other passengers did not suffer from injuries in the wreck.
Police detained the driver but did not arrest or cite him, reports The San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
The following information is provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS):