Man killed when he's ejected from motorcycle, thrown into path of Metro A Line train

LONG BEACH, CA - APRIL 13: A metro car pulls into the Blue Line Metro 1st Street station in downtown on Thursday, April 13, 2023 in Long Beach, CA. People using the Blue Line Metro station where a man was stabbed to death on April 12th at the 1st Street station around 3:38 p.m. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
The Blue Line Metro 1st Street station in Long Beach. A man was killed Wednesday by a Metro A Line train, police said. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

A 27-year-old man was killed in Long Beach when he was ejected from his motorcycle and thrown into the path of a moving train, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

The crash occurred Wednesday evening, police said.

Mathew Steven Loayza had been driving north on Long Beach Boulevard around 6 p.m. when he tried to pass a 2015 Honda Civic.

Loayza hit the Civic's rear bumper, was ejected from his motorcycle and came into the path of the Metro A Line train as it passed through an intersection, traveling southbound.

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Investigators are looking at whether the motorcyclist's speed or impaired driving could be "potential factors."

The Metro A line runs along portions of the boulevard, crossing several intersections, including 8th Street, where the crash occurred.

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This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.