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Motorcyclist killed in big-rig crash on southbound 405 Freeway

March 13, 2012 |  8:15 pm

A 42-year-old male motorcyclist was killed Tuesday afternoon in a big-rig crash on the southbound 405 Freeway near the Avalon Boulevard exit, authorities said.

“A big rig and motorcycle got tangled up,” said California Highway Patrol Officer Christian Cracraft.

Authorities were alerted by multiple 911 calls at 4:39 p.m. The motorcyclist, who was not immediately identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

There were no reports of other injuries, Cracraft said, and the incident, which backed traffic up for miles, is still under investigation.

The carpool and No. 1 lanes remain closed as the investigation continues. Officials say the lanes should be reopened late Tuesday night.

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