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Downtown L.A. crash kills motorcyclist, causes traffic delays

Downtown L.A. crash kills motorcyclist, causes traffic delays
The intersection of Broadway and Cesar Chavez Avenue, where a collision Thursday afternoon left one motorcyclist dead. (Ken Lubas / Los Angeles Times)

A collision involving a car and a motorcycle in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon left one person dead and caused delays during rush-hour traffic.

The accident occurred about 3 p.m. at the intersection of Cesar Chavez Avenue and Broadway, said a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

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The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The car's driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators, police said.

The intersection, located one block from the 101 Freeway, was closed, snarling rush-hour traffic. Police were expected to open the roadway about 6 p.m.

For breaking news in California, follow @MattHjourno. He can be reached at matt.hamilton@latimes.com.

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