Motorcyclist killed in crash with garbage truck in Garden Grove

An Anaheim man died Tuesday afternoon after he was involved in a crash with a garbage truck while riding his motorcycle in Garden Grove.

The crash happened around 1:15 p.m. on the 11700 block of Western Avenue, according to the Garden Grove Police Department.

Details about the crash itself are limited, but police say officers arrived on scene and found the 56-year-old motorcyclist unresponsive in the roadway. Paramedics arrived on scene and transported the unidentified man to a local trauma center where he was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the garbage truck remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, police said.

The Garden Grove Neighborhood Traffic Unit is leading the investigation and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Crime Lab processed and photographed the scene.

The Coroner’s Office is conducting an autopsy and will determine the cause of death. At this time, alcohol or drugs are not suspected to have been factors in the crash, but that determination will ultimately be made by the results of the autopsy.

The crash remains under investigation and anyone with information of footage from the scene is urged to contact GGPD Investigator John Yergler by email or by calling 714-741-5772.

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