Motorcyclist Dead Following Crash on 60 Freeway in South El Monte

A motorcyclist died following a crash with a disabled vehicle on the 60 Freeway in South El Monte early Sunday morning, authorities said.

California Highway Patrol officers investigate the scene of a fatal crash on the 60 Freeway in South El Monte on Oct. 29, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

California Highway Patrol officers investigate the scene of a fatal crash on the 60 Freeway in South El Monte on Oct. 29, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

The crash occurred on the westbound side of the road around 4:30 a.m. near the Santa Anita Avenue exit, according to the California Highway Patrol's news release.

The motorcyclist, described as a man in his 30s, was declared dead at the scene by Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel after succumbing to his injuries. His motorcycle, a 2013 Ducati Monster, was located beneath the disabled vehicle that was blocking the number 1 lane on SR-60 westbound, officials said.

Two of the freeway's westbound lanes were closed for a time Sunday morning as CHP officials investigated the scene but reopened by 8 a.m.

KTLA also observed a person being handcuffed and put into the back of a patrol vehicle, though it was unclear whether the individual was formally arrested or simply detained.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known.

The area was lightly foggy Sunday morning, but officials had not said if weather could have played a role.

The incident is still under investigation and no further details were immediately available.