Motorcyclist killed in high-speed collision with Expo Line train in downtown LA

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A motorcyclist died early Monday morning after a collision involving an Expo Line train in downtown Los Angeles, authorities said.

The motorcycle was traveling at a high-rate of speed when the collision happened shortly before 1:30 a.m. at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Flower Street, according to Lt. Matthew King of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The light-rail train came to a stop at Flower and 30th streets, several blocks away from the crash site, the lieutenant said.

The deceased cyclist was not immediately identified.

After the collision, the intersection was closed and Expo Line service was halted at the scene. Busses that circumvented the location were provided for passengers, the sheriff's department said.

The incident was also being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division.

City News Service contributed to this report.
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