IRVINE (CBS) — A motorcyclist was killed late Wednesday in a crash on the southbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway in Irvine.

The accident happened just after 11 p.m. near Bake Parkway, California Highway Patrol officials said. It was initially reported as a fatal hit-and-run.

According to the CHP, the motorcyclist was traveling in the fast lane when he lost control and was thrown from the bike. He was then run over by a vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle did not stop. Officials later received a call from a motorist who believed they had run over something near Bake Parkway.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics. His identity was not released.

Four lanes of the 5 Freeway was closed for several hours as officials investigated the accident.

Anyone who may have seen the accident should call the CHP’s Westminster office at (714) 892-4426.


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