The coroner’s office Saturday released the name of the passenger killed when an SUV struck the motorcycle she was riding in Sunland-Tujunga, also killing the motorcycle’s driver.
She was Ariane Turek, 30, of Tujunga, coroner’s Lt. Brian Kim said.
The SUV driver fled the scene and remains at large, officials said.
The hit-and-run crash was reported at 8:37 p.m. Friday at 7740 Valmont St., near Mount Gleason Avenue, in the Sunland-Tujunga neighborhood of Los Angeles, said Amy Bastman of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The motorcyclist was going westbound on Foothill Boulevard when a 2007 Ford Tahoe going eastbound on Foothill Boulevard made a left turn onto northbound Valmont Street, where it collided with the motorcycle, said Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section.
The woman passenger, now identified as Turek, was pronounced dead at the scene, Lopez said. Paramedics rushed the motorcyclist to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.
The SUV driver fled the scene on foot, and police found the SUV “down the street,” Lopez said.
The LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division detectives asked anyone with information regarding the crash to call them at (818) 644-8115.