Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

A motorcyclist was killed and his passenger suffered major injuries when his bike crashed into a Volkswagen Jetta on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California Highway Patrol officers said Sunday.

UPDATE: The CHP has identified the motorcyclist killed along with his female passenger who was seriously injured in the crash.

The crash was at about 3:35 p.m. Saturday on Pacific Coast Highway at Leo Carrillo Beach Road, according to Dispatch Supervisor Bernard Peters of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The Jetta’s driver then attempted a U-turn, and drove into the path of an eastbound motorcycle travelling at an undisclosed speed. Photos from the scene indicated that the motorcycle was coming down a hill and around a curve, towards the Mulholland Highway intersection.

The impact of the crash caused the motorcyclist, a man, and his female passenger to be ejected from the bike.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene and his passenger, an unidentified woman, was taken to UCLA Medical Center by helicopter, according to fire dispatch supervisor Ed Pickett.

Their names were not immediately released, but the CHP said the motorcycle was a 2004 Yamaha R6.

The investigation closed the center three lanes of the five-lane PCH until about 8:45 p.m. Saturday.

The man driving the Jetta, a 22-year-old resident of Los Angeles, was uninjured and not arrested. It was not immediately known if he was cited.

–City News Service

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