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Police Tuesday sought information from the public in connection with the death of a 29-year-old motorcyclist in Northridge who was struck and killed by an alleged impaired motorist now in custody on suspicion of murder.

Grigor Gevork Nalbandian, 30, was driving a white 2011 Mercedes SUV westbound on Parthenia Street when he made a left turn southbound onto Louise Avenue and struck a 2002 Yamaha motorcycle ridden by Juan Antonio Cueva-Romero, who was going eastbound on Parthenia Street, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

The crash occurred about 7 p.m. Friday and the force of the collision sent the motorcyclist into a brick wall. He came to rest on the sidewalk at the southeast corner of Parthenia Street and Louis Avenue.

Cueva-Romero, a resident of Winnetka, died at the location.

Nalbandian remained at the scene and provided his information as required by law. Police said it was later determined that he was driving under the suspicion of impairment. He was then arrested on suspicion of murder and booked at the Van Nuys Jail.

The Northridge resident’s bail was set at $2 million, according to the sheriff’s Inmate Information Center.

LAPD Valley Traffic detectives asked anyone with any information regarding the crash to call them at (818) 644-8021.

–City News Service

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