Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident with OCTA Bus
On the night of November 6, a motorcyclist was killed in a collision with an Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) bus on the 55 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
The fatal victim was identified as Bruce Fowler, Jr., 63, of Huntington Beach.
Officials said that the crash occurred about 8:15 p.m. on the northbound 55 Freeway. Fowler was riding his 2013 Harley-Davidson motorcycle between lanes 3 and 4 when he struck the rear of the bus. He landed in lane 2 after being ejected from the bike. He died at the scene. No one on the bus was injured.
All northbound lanes of the 55 Freeway were closed for two hours following the accident.
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