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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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18-year-old Motorcyclist Dies in Traffic Collision NR14486lp

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division detectives are investigating a fatal traffic collision that killed an 18-year-old man.

On Monday, December 22, 2014, around 5:30 p.m., a traffic collision occurred between a motorcycle traveling east bound on Wyandotte Street, and a Lexus sedan traveling southbound on Ranchito Avenue. The initial investigation reveals that the motorcyclist did not stop at a clearly marked stop sign and hit the sedan.

The rider of the motorcycle, an 18-year-old male, Armen Sahakian, died at the scene of the accident. The driver of the sedan did not suffer any injuries.
Valley Traffic Detectives are looking for additional witnesses who may have information on this collision.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Detectives, at (818) 644-8000 or Detective Gamboa at (818) 644- 803.  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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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