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Motorcyclist Killed in South Pasadena Crash

South Pasadena Motorcycle Crash

The 300 block of Fremont Avenue in South Pasadena, as viewed in a Google Street View image

A man riding a stolen motorcycle was killed Wednesday, Jan. 8, in a crash with a truck in South Pasadena.

The motorcycle was reported stolen out of Burbank, according to a police statement.

Brandon Jay Valdies, 39, of Los Angeles died shortly after 10 a.m. on the 300 block of Fremont Avenue, Coroner’s spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said.

Witnesses told officers the motorcycle was speeding and tried to pass slower traffic on the right, the statement said.

Police said the motorcyclist lost control, hit a curb and collided with a large truck that was also traveling north around 9:50 a.m. The motorcyclist died at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call the South Pasadena Police Department at 626-403-7270.

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