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Motorcyclist Killed In Crash On 405 Freeway In Westwood

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WESTWOOD (CBS) — A deadly motorcycle crash on the 405 Freeway Friday backed up traffic for miles on the Westside.

The accident was reported at 6:14 p.m. on the northbound portion of the freeway just south of Sunset Boulevard, said California Highway Patrol Officer Krystal Carter.

Sky2’s Stu Mundel reporting over the scene just after 11 p.m. said the backup had improved following the accident involving a motorcyclist and a big rig.

Carter said the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash was still under investigation.

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