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Motorcyclist Dies on 134 Freeway in Big Rig Accident

Posted on September 27, 2013

Authorities say they believe a motorcyclist who died in a vehicle crash on the 134 Freeway early on Tuesday morning suffered fatal injuries when he was run over by a big rig. The weight and force of the big rig instantly killed the man.

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Ozer Ozyildirim, 42-years-old, of Los Angeles died at the scene of the collision, said Los Angeles County Coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

California Highway Patrol Officer Tom Miller said Ozyildirim was riding on a 2012 BMW motorcycle at around 65 mph on the westbound 134 as he was approaching the 5 Freeway, when for an “unknown reason” he veered to the right and collided with a guard rail.

The collision caused the motorcycle to overturn, and Ozyildirim was ejected into the roadway, Miller said. The roadway was scattered with vehicles traveling at similar speeds. Though authorities cautioned that the investigation was ongoing, they believe he was killed when he was run over by the rear wheels of a big rig. The big rig did not have time to stop when Ozylidirim had been hurled into traffic by the force of the initial accident.

They are asking anyone who saw the collision to contact them. Miller did not rule out seeking a suspect for hit-and-run.

Officers first received calls about a downed motorcycle at 6:37 a.m. Tuesday. The crash forced closure of all but the far left lane and backed up westbound traffic past the 2 Freeway.

Officials issued a SigAlert around 7 a.m. and lanes were reopened about three hours later.

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