Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Torrance
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 25, 2019) – Christopher Mack, 29, of San Pedro, has been identified as the motorcyclist killed in a crash in Torrance during an alleged race with a car whose driver left the scene.
The crash was reported at 9:35 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23rd near Rolling Hills Way.
The Torrance Police Department responded to the scene where Mack died of his injuries.
Police stated that the driver of a 2017 Ford F-150 pickup truck was heading east on Pacific Coast Highway and made a left-hand turn
into a driveway in front of the motorcycle rider. The 2017 Kawasaki motorcycle driven by Mack in the opposite direction crashed into the pickup.
The truck driver suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene, police said.
Neither alcohol, nor drugs were factors in the crash, but police believe that excessive speed was a contributing factor in the collision. Also, police say the motorcyclist was allegedly racing another vehicle they believe to be a light silver/gray newer model Dodge Charger. The driver in the Dodge Charger did not stop after the crash.
Witnesses are asked to call the police traffic division at 310-618-5557.