A motorcyclist was killed on July 17 in a collision that occurred at 5:45 p.m. on Olympic Boulevard at Mansfield Avenue. The man was identified as Thomas Joshua Hover, 46, of Los Angeles.
Det. L. Childs, with the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division, said the motorcyclist was traveling west on Olympic Boulevard when he collided with a vehicle making a left turn onto Mansfield Avenue. The unidentified vehicle driver remained at the scene and was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Childs said. The driver was not cited or arrested.
“It was an unfortunate accident,” she said. “The motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries. There is a possibility speed was factor.”
Hover was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 7:10 p.m., said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
Childs said the investigation is ongoing, and it may take several weeks to determine the exact cause of the collision.