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Motorcyclist killed after crashing into stopped car on 91 Freeway

March 18, 2013 |  6:40 am

A 21-year-old man was killed Sunday night after he crashed his motorcycle into a car that had stopped for another traffic collision on the 91 Freeway in Bellflower, authorities said.

Brandon Bettinger, of Covina, rear-ended the car at a "high rate of speed" about 10:35 p.m. on the westbound freeway near Downey Avenue, California Highway Patrol said. He was thrown from his bike onto the eastbound lanes, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car, identified as Harry Aguilera, 24, of Fontana, was not injured, CHP said.

Authorities said Aguilera stopped in the carpool lane for a separate traffic collision that had occurred about a minute before and was blocking the lane. Information about that crash was not immediately available.


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