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Motorcyclist killed in 100-mph crash on 101

November 26, 2009 |  8:34 pm

A 20-year-old motorcyclist was killed today when he crashed into a metal guardrail on the 101 Freeway at an estimated 100 mph, authorities said.

The unidentified rider was traveling eastbound about 2:28 p.m., when he struck the guardrail on the right shoulder just west of the 405 Freeway, said California Highway Patrol Officer Jose Nunez.

The man, who lived in Sherman Oaks, was thrown from his 2009 Suzuki motorcycle, Nunez said.

He was pronounced dead half an hour later at Sherman Oaks Hospital.

-- Jack Leonard