A 54-year-old motorcyclist from Corona was killed Friday night when his bike rear-ended two stopped vehicles in heavy traffic on the Artesia (91) Freeway in Cerritos, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The motorcyclist was later identified as James R. Scarborough, a resident of Corona, according to a department statement.
The crash on the eastbound freeway at Shoemaker Avenue took place about 6:50 p.m. Friday, according to the CHP.
Scarborough was riding a 2007 Honda motorcycle when he rear-ended a 2005 Nissan Altima that was stopped in the carpool lane due to traffic ahead and then struck a 2004 Ford Expedition, as he apparently tried to maneuver in between the carpool lane and the No. 1 lane.
The victim was ejected from his bike onto the roadway, and died at the scene.
- City News Service contributed to this report.