Bicyclist crushed by cargo container in Long Beach identified

LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- A man crushed to death by a cargo container that slid off a flatbed truck in Long Beach on Tuesday has been identified.

The victim was identified Wednesday as Robert Castorena, 51, of Long Beach, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.

Castorena was riding his bicycle on Santa Fe Avenue and Warnock Way at about 5:05 p.m. when the container struck a bridge, fell off the trailer and landed on him , according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Carson Station.

Some residents in the area said it is common to see big rigs scrape the bottom of that same bridge.

The Western Pride Inc. truck was based out of Cedar City, Utah, and was reached for comment. The company did not immediately respond.
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