A man in his 50s died today after his motorcycle collided with a car on the southbound San Diego (405) Freeway in Encino, authorities said.
The crash happened just before 9 a.m. on the 405 Freeway, just north of Mulholland Drive, tying up traffic for miles, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Cracraft.
The CHP declared a SigAlert at 9:12 a.m. and two lanes were expected to remain closed for hours during an investigation, Cracraft said.
The motorcyclist -- whose name was withheld pending notification of kin - - died at a nearby hospital, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Cody Weireter said.
No other injuries were immediately known.
--City News Service