Fatal motorcycle crash shuts down 2 and 5 freeway connector

Transition road from southbound 2 to southbound 5 freeways closed after fatal motorcycle crash

A fatal motorcycle accident Tuesday night shut down the transition road from the southbound 2 Freeway to the southbound 5 Freeway, snarling traffic for evening commuters, authorities said.

The California Highway Patrol received reports about 5 p.m. that a motorcycle and its driver were  in the transition connector road's middle lanes, Officer Patrick Kimball said.

The driver, described as a man in his early 30s, was pronounced dead at 5:22 p.m. His name was not released.

The busy roadway in the Elysian Valley neighborhood was shut down for at least two hours, and a SigAlert was issued as CHP officers investigated the scene.

No other motorists were injured. The incident remains under investigation, Kimball said, and no details were immediately released about what may have caused the accident.

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