A 25-year-old motorcyclist was killed Wednesday in a fiery crash that closed multiple lanes of the southbound San Diego (405) Freeway in the West Los Angeles area.
The crash was reported about 10 a.m. north of Olympic Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The rider, a resident of Reseda, was on a 2007 Suzuki GSX R-series sportbike in the left main lane north of Olympic Boulevard, approaching a 2018 BMW X5 SUV being driven in the next lane to the right by a 60-year-old Beverly Hills man, according to the CHP.
For unknown reasons, the rider lost control of the motorcycle, veered to the right and the front of the motorcycle collided with the left rear of the BMW, the CHP reported.
The rider, whose name was withheld pending next of kin notification, was pronounced dead at the scene. The BMW driver was uninjured.
Alcohol or drugs were not suspected as factors in the collision, according to the CHP.
The carpool lane and the number 1-4 lanes were closed, causing a five-mile back-up of southbound traffic.
All lanes were reopened and the SigAlert was cancelled about 1:05 p.m.
Anyone with information about the fatal collision was urged to call the CHP’s West Los Angeles Office at (310) 642-3939 to speak with Officer K. Tidwell, who is investigating the crash.
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