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Man Suspected in Fatal Hit-and-Run Collision Turns Self In

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.

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.

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