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Monday, October 28, 2013

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Fatal Motorcycle Collision NR13475rh

Los Angeles:   The Los Angeles Police Department, Central Traffic detectives are currently investigating a hit-and-run that left one person dead.

On October 28, 2013, around 5:50 a.m., a silver 4-door, 1996 thru 2000 Honda Civic DX was travelling southbound on Soto Street and Lancaster Street when the driver changed lanes and collided with 55-year-old, Los Angeles County Probation Officer, who was riding his personal motorcycle southbound on Soto Street.

The impact from the collision caused the motorcyclist to veer in a westbound direction where his motorcycle collided with the curb and ejected the motorcyclist from his motorcycle, which collided with the upright of a tri-light traffic signal.

The driver of the vehicle failed to stop, render aid and identify himself or herself.  The motorcyclist died at scene from his injuries.

Detectives from Central Division are investigating the collision. Anyone with information regarding this collision, or the whereabouts of the above vehicle and its driver are urged to contact Detective M. Kaden at (213) 972-1837 or Officer R. Cortez at (213) 972-1825.  During weekends and off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAPD24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.



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