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News Release

Saturday, May 19, 2012

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Traffic Collision Results in Death of a Motorcycle Driver NR12231wr

Los Angeles: A traffic collision early Saturday morning claimed the life of William Lovvorn a 28-year-old resident of Simi Valley.

On May 19, 2012, around 12:15 a.m., William Lovvorn was driving a 2007 Suzuki Motorcycle north on Topanga Canyon Boulevard near Santa Susana Pass Road.  Lovvorn’s motorcycle collided with the rear of a 2001 Jeep Wrangler being driven by 47-year-old Steven Jones a resident of Chatsworth. Jones was also travelling north on Topanga Canyon Boulevard.

Los Angeles Fire Department Personnel responded and pronounced Lovvorn dead at scene.

Jones remained at scene and did not complain of any injuries.

Valley Traffic Detectives are searching for additional witnesses to this collision and the events leading up to it.

Anyone with information is asked to call Valley Traffic Detectives at 818-644-8028. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (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.