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Motorcyclist who Died in Fountain Valley Crash ID'd

Witnesses say Hovig Akmakjian ran a red light in Friday and ran into an SUV.

The motorcyclist who crashed into an SUV Friday died. Patch file photo.
The motorcyclist who crashed into an SUV Friday died. Patch file photo.

The Coroner's Office today publicly named a 22-year-old motorcyclist who was killed when his bike crashed with a sports utility vehicle in Fountain Valley.

The crash was at Slater Avenue and Magnolia Street at about 6 p.m. Friday, according to the Coroner's Office. It killed Hovig Akmakjian of Santa Ana.

Multiple witnesses said the motorcyclist ran a red light and collided with the sport utility vehicle, said Fountain Valley police Sgt. Steve DeSantis.

Akmakjian had been westbound on Slater, approaching Magnolia, and the SUV made a left turn from eastbound Slater onto Magnolia. The motorcyclist was ejected onto the street.

Paramedics rushed Akmakjian to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where he was pronounced dead at 6:28 p.m. Friday, according to the Coroner's Office.

Fountain Valley police detectives asked anyone with any information regarding the crash to call them at (714) 593-4484.

--City News Service

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