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News Release

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

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Motorcyclist Dies in Valley Crash NR09383kr

Los Angeles:  A collision between a motorcycle and a car resulted in the death of the motorcyclist late Tuesday afternoon.

On August 4, 2009, at around 4:15 p.m., 51-year-old motorcyclist Phillip Indovino from Saugus was riding his 1993 Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound on Rinaldi Street.  Witnesses reported that he was traveling at a high rate of speed when he failed to stop for a red-phase tri-light at the intersection of Wilbur Avenue and Rinaldi Street, causing him to collide with a 2001 Nissan Altima traveling westbound on Rinaldi Street and turning left onto Wilbur Avenue heading south. 

The 35-year-old female driver of the Nissan Altima was not injured and did not attempt to leave the scene.  Indovino was pronounced dead at the location, and there is no criminal investigation related to this collision.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call LAPD Valley Traffic Division Detective David Millan at 818-644-8037.  After-hours and weekends, calls may be directed to a toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247) or by texting CRIMES (274637) and beginning the message with the letters LAPD.  Tipsters may also submit information on the LAPD website:  All tips may remain anonymous.