Culver City Observer -

Traffic Accident Claims Life on Overland


The man who was killed when his scooter went out of control in Culver City was publicly identified by the coroner's office Sunday.

Culver City Police closed Overland Avenue in both directions between Maytime Lane and Sawtelle Boulevard during the investigation.

James C. Slezak, 43, of Los Angeles, died at the scene. The accident happened near the entrance to West Los Angeles College on Overland Avenue near Freshman Drive.

Culver City Police reported that Slezak was traveling south on Overland Avenue about 1:40 p.m. Saturday when his scooter failed to negotiate a curve and struck the center median. Both he and the scooter went into the oncoming lanes and were struck by a vehicle heading in the opposite direction.


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