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Downey man, 23, killed in motorcycle crash
WRITTEN BY :   Eric Pierce

A 23-year-old Downey man was killed Saturday after his motorcycle struck two vehicles near Paramount Boulevard and Phlox Street, authorities said.

Officials did not publicly identify the victim but friends said he was Darwin Callejas, a 2009 graduate of Downey High School.

According to police, the driver of a Honda CBR 900RR motorcycle was traveling west on Phlox at about 5:23 p.m. when it began to overtake a Volkswagen Coupe 2.0 being driven by a 56-year-old Downey man.

The motorcycle sideswiped the Volkswagen and continued into the intersection, where it struck a Toyota Camry heading north on Paramount Boulevard.

The driver of the Camry was a 23-year-old female resident of Whittier.

Callejas was declared dead at the scene. No one else was injured.

Authorities are still investigating. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Detective Edwards at (562) 904-2339 or Sgt. Miller at (562) 904-2342.

Published: Sunday, June 9, 2013, WEB ONLY
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