Motorcyclist killed in collision with U.S. Forest Service vehicle on Angeles Crest Highway

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST — A 30-year-old motorcyclist died Thursday following a collision with a U.S. Forest Service SUV on Angeles Crest Highway north of La Canada Flintridge, authorities said.
The name of the man, a Mar Vista resident, was not released Friday pending confirmation that his family had been notified, Los Angeles County coroner’s officials said.
He died at a hospital shortly after the 5 p.m. crash near mile marker 29.6 of Angeles Crest Highway, near Woodwardia Canyon, California Highway Patrol officials said.
The rider was headed northbound on his 2011 Triumph motorcycle when, “for unknown reasons, (the rider) lost control of his motorcycle and slid across the lanes into oncoming traffic,” CHP Officer Kevin Denmon said.
Both the rider and motorcycle collided with a southbound U.S. Forest Service SUV being driven by a 34-year-old forest service employee, Denmon said.
Rescuers rushed the injured motorcyclist to Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, where he was pronounced dead at 6:31 p.m., Denmon said.
The forest service employee driving the SUV was not hurt, he added.
The cause of the crash remained under investigation by the CHP’s Altadena office.
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