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Costa Mesa man dies after crash in Long Beach

January 16, 2012

A Costa Mesa man killed in a motorcycle accident in Long Beach has been identified, according to police.

Thomas Hand, 26, died Sunday after his motorcycle hit a Toyota Yaris at Seventh Street and Redondo Avenue about 5:12 p.m., according to the Long Beach Police Department.

An officer in the area reported that Hand was traveling at a high speed when he made a sudden lane change to enter the intersection on a red light.

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At the same time, a 42-year-old Long Beach woman was in the process of turning onto Redondo, and their vehicles collided.

The woman did not sustain any injuries and was released from the scene, police said.

— Lauren Williams

Twitter: @lawilliams30

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