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News Release

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Media Relations

Motorcyclists Dies in Crash

Los Angeles: A motorcyclists who crashed into the side of a tow truck has died from his injuries.

On April 7, 2009, at about 10:30 a.m., a motorcyclists traveling westbound on Sherman Way
collided with a flatbed tow truck, transporting a car, which was making a left turn eastbound onto Sherman Way from southbound Capps Avenue.

The motorcycle rider, Luis Sandoval, 36 years-old from Whittier, was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.  He died from his injuries shortly after arriving.

Valley Traffic Division Detectives are conducting the investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Dennis Menesiz at 818-644-8020.  During off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text “Crimes” with a cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on Web tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.”  Tipsters may remain anonymous.