One dead in Livingston motorcycle crash

05/23/2014 11:27 PM

05/23/2014 11:29 PM

One man died Friday evening in a motorcycle crash in the city, the Livingston Police Department reported.

Officers responded at 5:59 p.m. to the area of Campbell Boulevard and Hammatt Avenue, police said.

Circumstances surrounding the crash were still under investigation. The exact number of vehicles involved was not immediately clear, Police Chief Ruben Chavez said.

The name of the victim was withheld pending notification of his family.

“It appears speed may have been a factor,” Chavez said.

Livingston police are investigating the crash along with the California Highway Patrol.

The fatality came the same day the CHP launched a Valley-wide crackdown on motorcycle safety violations.

Additional officers are patrolling highways looking for motorcycle violations, targeting speeders and suspected drunken drivers. The campaign aims to reduce motorcycle-related collisions and deaths, the CHP said.

Statewide, fatalities in motorcycle-related crashes dropped 35 percent from 2008 to 2010, but climbed 29 percent in 2012, the CHP reported. The most typical causes of such crashes involve speeding, unsafe turns and impaired driving, the CHP reported.

Friday’s death was the first fatal traffic collision in Livingston in several years, police said.

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