Man Dies in Pacoima Motorcycle Crash

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Authorities respond to a crash along the 118 Freeway in Pacoima after a fatal motorcycle crash on Oct. 26, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

A man was killed in a motorcycle crash along the 118 Freeway in Pacoima Wednesday evening, California Highway Patrol officials said.

The crash was reported about 6:30 p.m. on the eastbound side of the freeway near San Fernando Road.

The motorcyclist was declared dead at the scene after apparently being thrown off the vehicle and landing on the roadway.

The crash prompted a temporary closure of the 118 freeway, but the roadway was eventually reopened, according to the CHP.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

KTLA’s Matt Phillips contributed to this story.