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    Traffic Fatality Involving a Motorcyclist

    January 29, 2013
    Contact: Richard Lewis, Sergeant
    Phone: 310.458.8462

    On January 28, 2013, at 1:03 p.m. the Santa Monica Police Department responded to the intersection of 25th Street and Pico Blvd regarding a collision involving a vehicle and motorcycle.

    The initial investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle, a 26 years old male from Inglewood, was stopped northbound on 25th Street at Pico Blvd for the posted stop sign.  The motorcycle, driven by 22 year old Alexander Smollins from Culver City, was traveling eastbound in the 2400 block of Pico Boulevard, as the driver made a left turn onto westbound Pico, the two collided.  Smollins succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the collision.

    The driver of the vehicle was interviewed at the location and released.  The Santa Monica Police Department is continuing to investigate the cause of the collision.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Jason Olson at (310) 458-8954 or Sergeant Phillbo Rubish at (310) 458-8950 or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495.

    If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME (1-800-78-27463), or submit the tip online at  You will remain completely anonymous and may be eligible for a reward, up to $1,000.00, if your information leads to an arrest and conviction. 

    Or, anonymous tipsters can contact Crime Stoppers by either calling (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting their website at To text an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers; please view their webpage for detailed instructions.  If the information leads to an arrest, the tipster is eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000.00. 


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