Motorcyclist, From Culver City, Killed on Pico Boulevard

The 22-year-old dies after striking a car at 25th Street in Santa Monica.

A 22-year-old Culver City man was killed Monday afternoon in a crash on Pico Boulevard and 25th Street.

The crash—involving a vehicle and a motorcycle—was reported to the police at 1:03 p.m. in the 2500 block of Pico, said Santa Monica Police spokesman Sgt. Richard Lewis.

Alexander Smollins died at the scene of the crash, said an investigator with the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

Smollins was eastbound on Pico when he struck a car driven by a 26-year-old Inglewood man, police said. The car had been northbound on 25th Street and turned left onto Pico after stopping at a stop sign when it was struck by the motorcycle, according to police.

The crash occurred between Santa Monica Car Wash and Josie Restaurant.

Pico Boulevard between Cloverfield and 25th Street was closed to traffic for more than four hours while police investigated.

– City News Service contributed to this report.

Brenda Barnes February 03, 2013 at 08:11 PM
I put the Council meetings on my calendar, but agendas don't come out very early. Sometimes I know something important is going to be on b/c it was scheduled earlier, so I'll really work to let you all know. However, there is open speaking at every Council meeting near the beginning of the agenda, so I think we should make an effort to just go every time and speak on overdevelopoment and recalling Council members who voted for LUCE. In Feb they are at 6:30 on the 5th and the 19th, Tues. My granddaughter's next to last Varsity Samohi basketball game is this Tues, so I can't go, but I'll be there the 19th. The Planning Commission is considering the Montana transit corridor plan to eliminate parking requirements for developers--what a gift that is, a Trojan horse for the rest of us! Also, the Bergamot Plan, which will increase development by up to 50 times what it is now in the industrial area south of Colorado and east of 26th. Their next meeting is 7 on 2/13. All the meetings are held in the Council chambers on the second floor of City Hall. If you can't find parking on the street, you can park in the world's ugliest building (built at the direction of the same City planners now directing the rest of SM overdevelopment) at 4th and Olympic, across from the Police station, and get your ticket validated at the machine outside the Council chamber door, so it's free.
Keith Martin Kaucher February 04, 2013 at 02:33 AM
How do I give you my contact info on this site? I'd like to address the council so count me in, but I don't want my contact info on this site.
Dan Charney February 04, 2013 at 10:37 PM
Keith- see the above- a group of us can plan to meet at a meeting - not sure which meeting is best for you - the rest of the people on here- want to see SM change and get worse? Please come to the meeting and make your voices heard
Brenda Barnes February 04, 2013 at 11:31 PM
Hi Keith, If you don't want to put your e-mail on www.occupysm.org, you can send it to me at dhsbrenda@gmail.com. BTW, that stands for Desert Hot Springs, where I lived at the time, not Homeland Security.
Lori April 23, 2013 at 08:18 PM
I too remember Alex from his days at El Rincon Elementary. He was a good kid. My condolences to his family.


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