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News Release

Friday, December 16, 2011

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Los Angeles:  A 43-year-old motorcyclist from Northridge was killed Thursday morning when he collided into a car that was turning left in front of him in Van Nuys.

On December 15, 2011, around 7:40 a.m., Lucas Deindorfer, traveling eastbound on Saticoy Street, collided with a 2004 Nissan Armada  that was being driven by a female driver, traveling westbound Saticoy Street to southbound Densmore Avenue.

The motorcyclist was transported by the Los Angeles City Fire Department to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.

Anyone who may have witnessed the traffic collision is being asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Officer Martinez at 818-644-8032, during non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. 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 “web tips” and follow the prompts.