Violent Collision Involving Motorcycle, Car Leaves 2 Dead in Tarzana

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Two people were killed after a motorcycle believed to have been speeding down Reseda Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley crashed into the driver's side of a car Sunday night, according to LAPD.

An investigation was underway on April 13, 2015, in Tarzana after a "horrific" crash left a motorcyclist and driver dead, according to LAPD.  (Credit: KTLA)

An investigation was underway on April 13, 2015, in Tarzana after a "horrific" crash left a motorcyclist and driver dead, according to LAPD. (Credit: KTLA)

The "horrific" collision occurred around 11 p.m. when the motorcyclist collided with a 2005 Honda Accord that was trying to make a left turn onto Reseda Boulevard from Collins Street in Tarzana (map), according to Detective Bill Bustos of the Los Angeles Police Department.

“There was an impact. The motorcycle impacted itself on the driver’s side door,” Bustos said. “That rider was ejected and went right through the driver’s side window and impacted the driver.”

Both the motorcyclist, a male in his 30s, and a female driver in her 60s died at the scene, according to the LAPD detective.

One of the victims was identified as 30-year-old Sergio Olaguez of Tarzana, according to Investigator Kelly Yagerlener of the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

The name of the other motorist has not yet been released pending notification of next of kin.

Investigators believe the motorcycle was going well above the posted 35 mph speed limit on the street, Bustos said, adding that he was unsure exactly how fast the motorcyclist was traveling at the time of impact.

Reseda was shut down in the area for hours overnight while police investigated the crash. The street was reopened around 5:30 a.m.