A motorcyclist was killed this evening when a car turned in front of him in an intersection in the Watts area of South Los Angeles.

The crash occurred just after 6 p.m. at Compton Avenue and Century Boulevard, according to the watch commander at the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division.

The man on the motorcycle was southbound on Compton when the driver of a northbound car attempted to turn left in front of him onto Century , the sergeant said.

The motorcycle rider was pronounced dead at the scene, he said. The man’s name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The car’s driver remained at the scene to assist in the investigation, he said.

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