Updated Monday, Jan. 28 – 4 p.m.
A 22-year-old male motorcyclist is dead in Santa Monica’s first fatal traffic accident of the year on Pico Boulevard at the intersection of 25th Street near Cloverfield.
Santa Monica Police Department Sgt. Richard Lewis said officers responded to a 911 call at 1:03 p.m.
He said the accident involved a motorcyclist and a driver of a silver Toyota — the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
The motorcyclist was traveling eastbound in the 2400 block of Pico when the Toyota, which was traveling northbound on 25th Street, made a left hand turn onto Pico when the two collided, Lewis said.
The driver of the Toyota is cooperating, Lewis said.
Pico Boulevard from Cloverfield to 25th Street has been closed to traffic while detectives investigate.
The victim’s name has not been released until next of kin has been notified.