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Motorcyclist killed on 110 Freeway south of downtown L.A.

October 7, 2012 |  9:51 am

A motorcyclist involved in a solo accident was killed early Sunday when he was run over by a motorist on the 110 Freeway south of downtown Los Angeles, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The motorcyclist was lying in the number one lane of the freeway south of Florence Avenue when he was struck about 12:45 a.m. by the motorist, who was traveling about 70 mph, authorities said. The motorist was driving in the number two lane and had swerved into the number one lane to avoid traffic.

The motorist attempted to stop but was unable to and hit the cyclist, authorities said. The cyclist had been involved in a solo accident moments before he was struck.

The identity of the victim, described as a 21-year-old man from Temple City, was not immediately released.

The freeway was temporarily shut down after the accident, authorities said.

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