(By Brian Day, San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
A Liberian,24, and an American woman died Friday night after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a compact car along Lake Avenue in Pasadena, police said.
According to an online newspaper, The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the motorcyclist and his passenger, a 26-year-old Los Angeles woman, succumbed to their injuries at a hospital shortly after the 8 p.m. crash at Lake Avenue and Union Street, Pasadena police Lt. Jesse Carrillo said.
The motorcycle was heading south on Lake Avenue prior to the crash, the lieutenant said. A Mini Cooper driven by a 27-year-old Pasadena man was in the process of making a left turn from northbound Lake Avenue onto westbound Union Street.
The car and motorcycle collided in the intersection, Carrillo said.
Paramedics took the badly injured man and woman to Huntington Hospital, where they were soon pronounced dead.
Their names were not released Saturday pending positive identification and notification of family, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner-Medical Examiner Lt. David Smith said.
The cause of the crash remained under investigation by Pasadena police traffic investigators.