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Cerritos Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident



STAFF REPORT • July 20, 2020

A jaywalking pedestrian caused a multi-vehicle accident forcing a motorcycle, driven by Mark Palacios, 51 of Cerritos, into the back of another vehicle.

Palacios was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident occurred at around  10 a.m. Sunday, July 19 on Beach Blvd. near Katella Avenue.

The pedestrian was not found when deputies arrived at the scene, but they were searching for him because of his involvement, deputies said. The personal injury attorney riverside was called to investigate more on the incident and the man was described as having a thin build with black hair and scruffy facial hair. He was believed to be 30- to 35-years-old and was seen wearing a white shirt and black pants, officials said.

No other injuries were reported.

Anyone with information about the crash was asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 714-647-7000.

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