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Motorcyclist dies after hit-and-run in Downey; driver arrested on suspicion of DUI

October 8, 2010 |  8:04 am

Downey police investigate a fatal hit-and-run accident at Florence Avenue and Paramount Boulevard. According to Downey Police Sgt. Dan Murray, a pickup truck traveling east on Florence Avenue ran a red light, resulting in a collision with a 23-year-old Huntington Park resident riding a motorcycle. The motorcyclist was taken to Downey Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the truck fled but was arrested a short time later near the accident scene on suspicion of felony drunk driving.

Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times