A motorcyclist was killed Friday morning in a three-vehicle crash on the 405 Freeway in Costa Mesa, authorities said.
A 33-year-old Stanton man riding a Kawasaki motorcycle was headed north on the 405 to the Harbor Boulevard off-ramp just after 5:30 a.m. when the motorcycle struck the rear of a big rig, ejecting the rider, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A Hyundai Elantra traveling behind the Kawasaki struck the motorcyclist, the CHP said.
The man, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead upon paramedics’ arrival, said Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue Department spokesman Chris Coates.
The Harbor Boulevard off-ramp was closed for an hour beginning just before 6 a.m., the CHP said.
No arrests were made in connection with the crash.