- Reporters Desk
A 22-year-old man died June 2, when his motorcycle hit a tree and exploded, near Del Amo Boulevard and Elm Street.
Daniel Thy, the motorcyclist, was driving a 2007 Yamaha RS, traveling westbound on Del Amo Boulevard with a group of four other motorcyclist friends when he attempted to pass the group at high speed and lost control of the motorcycle. He struck the curb, then a tree, causing the explosion on impact. The tree, motorcycle and the rider caught on fire. His friends tried to rescue Thy until the Long Beach Fire Department arrived.
When firefighters arrived at the scene, at about 6:49 p.m., and extinguished the fire, Thy was dead. Thy did not have a valid motorcycle driver’s license and had recently purchased the motorcycle.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call (562) 570-7355.