A 22-year-old Culver City man was killed Jan. 28 when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle in Santa Monica, police said.
The collision occurred at 1:03 p.m. at 25th Street and Pico Boulevard.
The motorcyclist, identified as Alexander Smollins, was riding eastbound in the 2400 block of Pico, while a vehicle driven by a 26-year-old Inglewood man was stopped northbound on 25th Street at Pico, Sgt. Richard Lewis said.
The motorcycle and vehicle collided as the car made a left turn onto westbound Pico, Lewis said. Smollins received fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene, Lewis said.
The driver of the vehicle was interviewed at the location and released. The Santa Monica Police Department is continuing to investigate the cause of the collision.
According to KROQ Los Angeles, Smollins was a former promotions assistant at the radio station.
“After leaving KROQ, Alex continued his friendship with many of us, sharing drinks, laughs and good times throughout the years. He was well-liked by all and always seemed to have a positive outlook on life,” says a statement on the KROQ website.
“Our hearts go out to his friends, family and anyone affected by this tragic incident.”
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Investigator Jason Olson at (310) 458-8954, Sgt. Phillbo Rubish at (310) 458-8950 or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495.