A 54-year-old San Fernando man suspected of driving a truck during a hit-and-run collision that killed a 19-year-old motorcyclist in Reseda turned himself in to authorities Thursday afternoon, police said.
Pedro Ramos turned himself in about 2 p.m. at the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Station and was arrested by Valley Traffic Division officers on suspicion of felony hit and run, authorities said.
The collision occurred about 7 a.m. Wednesday at Vanowen Street and Tampa Avenue, according to the LAPD. The motorcyclist, identified by the coroner's office as Erwan McKeown, died at the scene.
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The LAPD reported that the Thousand Oaks resident was riding a 2013 Kawasaki Ninja sportbike south on Tampa Avenue when it collided with the right side of a northbound truck that was turning left onto Vanowen Street.
A distraught friend told reporters the young man was on his way to his job as a barista at a Malibu coffee house when he was killed.
Investigators circulated security video of a large white 2000s model pickup truck that left the scene, heading west. Ramos was jailed in Van Nuys in lieu of $50,000 bail, according to sheriff's online inmate records.