MCCLURE TUNNEL — Traffic on the Interstate 10 freeway was backed up for hours following a fatal motorcycle wreck Tuesday morning.
The 36-year-old Los Angeles man was transported to UCLA Medical Center, Westwood, where he succumbed to his injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
Driving in the westbound lane near the McClure Tunnel, he had failed to notice traffic stopping in front of him and crashed his motorcycle into three cars at about 5:46 a.m., CHP officials said. No one else was injured.
Traffic was diverted to the Lincoln Boulevard off-ramp until around 11 a.m.
The identity of the motorcyclist won’t be released until his family is notified.
It’s the second fatal accident under the McClure Tunnel this summer.
In June, one person was killed in an accident involving two big rigs and a minivan.