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Los Angeles: A traffic collision early Saturday morning claimed the life of William Lovvorn a 28-year-old resident of Simi Valley.

On May 19, 2012, around 12:15 a.m., William Lovvorn was driving a 2007 Suzuki Motorcycle north on Topanga Canyon Boulevard near Santa Susana Pass Road.  Lovvorn’s motorcycle collided with the rear of a 2001 Jeep Wrangler being driven by 47-year-old Steven Jones a resident of Chatsworth. Jones was also travelling north on Topanga Canyon Boulevard.

Los Angeles Fire Department Personnel responded and pronounced Lovvorn dead at scene.

Jones remained at scene and did not complain of any injuries.

Valley Traffic Detectives are searching for additional witnesses to this collision and the events leading up to it.

Anyone with information is asked to call Valley Traffic Detectives at 818-644-8028. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


Odd that they where both going the same direction and William hit him hard enough to kill him. Maybe a brake check caused it? I am sure thats what LAPD is inquiring about.

Does anyone have any information on the man who was killed in the motorcycle accident at Olympic & Beverly Glen on Monday night? I live on the corner and ran down to help him...curious if there is a memorial or somewhere I can send flowers. :(

I'm wondering the same thing. I drove up shortly after and would like to pay my respects.

The funeral for John McAdams is next Friday at St. Monica's in Santa Monica. He was the person killed at Beverly Glen and Olympic. His family would love to talk to you and have closure. Thank you, Jessica Sonneborn

To Erin, The victim of Monday night's Motorcycle Fatality @ Olympic & Beverley Glen is John McAdams (JMac) aged 36. He was a local film producer. His family is devistated. He is survived by two local brother (Billy & Mathew). His sister Mary Jean & Parents Grace & Bill all live in Texas. Billy is my former brother in law.

His name was Johnny MacAdams. :(

I'm so glad someone responded to my question. I haven't stopped thinking about him since last week and probably never will. I am so heartbroken for his family and friends.

Does anyone know the details of the accident? Did someone run a red light?

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