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Motorcyclist dies in 405 big rig crash in Westwood

An investigation is under way into the cause of a fatal crash on the 405 Freeway in Westwood on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011.

October 29, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
An investigation is under way into the cause of a fatal crash on the 405 Freeway in Westwood.

Officials said a big rig and a motorcycle crashed at about 6:15 p.m. Friday on the northbound portion of the freeway, just south of Sunset Boulevard.

The motorcyclist died on the scene.

The accident forced authorities to shut down all but one of the lanes.

They were all reopened shortly before 11 p.m.

The cause of the crash was unknown.