Motorcyclist traveling at more than 130 mph dead after horrific crash in West Hills

A motorcycle rider was killed in a horrific crash in West Hills, officials said.

The Los Angeles Police Department was tracking the motorcyclist who was allegedly wanted for theft. 

The suspect was traveling at speeds of up to 130 mph when they smashed into a car turning left at an intersection, sending the motorcyclist flying. The driver was violently hurled about 100 feet down the street.


FOX 11 froze the video just before the crash under company policy to not show an individual's death.

The driver died at the scene. The two people in the other vehicle suffered minor injuries.  


The crash happened around 1:15 p.m. near the intersection of Roscoe Blvd. and Fallbrook Ave. in West Hills.

The driver led police through parts of Chatsworth and West Hills. SkyFOX was over the scene as the suspect drove through parts of the Fallbrook Shopping Plaza. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, officers were tracking the motorcycle, but were not chasing it when the crash occurred. 

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The identity of the deceased driver was not immediately available.

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