Motorcyclist Killed in North Hollywood Hit-and-Run

The intersection of Magnolia Boulevard and Lankershim Boulevard is closed for investigation until further notice.

A driver and passenger involved in a hit-and-run crash in North Hollywood have been arrested after fleeing the scene of a crash that killed a man Saturday morning, authorities said.

A motorcyclist was struck by a red Toyota Camry around 3:15 a.m. at the intersection of Magnolia Boulevard and Lankershim Boulevard, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Investigators say the Camry was heading northbound on Lankershim and as the driver made a left on Magnolia, he crashed into the motorcyclist who was going through the intersection. 

The motorcyclist was transported to the hospital in critical condition and he later died.

Police confirmed early Saturday morning that they had located the Toyota Camry. Both the driver and the passenger were detained.

According to police, witnesses chased the suspect's vehicle down Magnolia and blocked the vehicle from going any further from the scene (right). A witness called authorities and told them the details of the hit-and-run suspect and the vehicle. The vehicle was located approximately 150 yards from the initial crime scene. 

According to witnesses, the passenger of the Camry switched seats with the driver. Investigators are checking to see whether they were intoxicated at the time of the crash.

The intersection was closed during the investigation.

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