A motorcyclist died early Sunday morning when he crashed into a car on the Pomona Freeway, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The motorcycle, traveling west at "high speed," near the interchange with the San Gabriel River Freeway, rear-ended a sedan at about 2:30 a.m., said CHP Officer Ed Jacobs. The biker was thrown from his bike, which caught fire. The man, thought to be in his middle or late 20s died at the scene, Jacobs said.
The dead man's identity was not released pending notification of relatives.
The driver of the sedan left the scene without trying to assist the biker or waiting for police to arrive, the CHP said. Officers tracked the car to a home, where they arrested two people -- believed to be the car's driver and a passenger -- on suspicion of felony hit and run, according to Jacobs.
The crash forced the CHP to shut all but one of the lanes on the westbound Pomona Freeway for two hours, Jacobs said.
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