MONTEBELLO ( — A motorcyclist was killed Friday afternoon in a hit-and-run crash on Washington Boulevard in Montebello, police said.

According to the Montebello Police Department’s Facebook page, a motorcycle was hit in the rear by a tan, four-door vehicle while both were traveling east on Washington Boulevard at a high rate of speed. The collision, near Bluff Road and Fourth Street, caused the motorcyclist to to hit a pole, while the tan vehicle fled into Pico Rivera.

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The motorcyclist died at the scene, police said.

Washington Boulevard was closed between Paramount and Montebello boulevards after the 4:45 p.m. crash, police said.

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From Sky2, Stu Mundel reported that the victim had not been transported from the scene as of 6 p.m.

Police asked that anyone with information that could help in the crash investigation call (323) 887-1313.

No further information was immediately available.

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