UPDATE: The victim of Friday's fatal collision was identified as James Murray. Valley Traffic Division Detective Rhiannon Talley reported that the 41-year-old motorcyclist was hit by La Crescenta resident Maxime Desire.
Murray was transported to Cedars-Senai Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Murray was a music producer who worked on Michael Jackson's last album.
Talley confirmed there was no alcohol involved with the accident. Desire was not taken into custody, though he may face manslaughter charges from the District Attorney.
Previously: At approximately 12:30 a.m. Friday a motorcycle collided with a car being driven by a La Crescenta man at Cahuenga and Barham boulevards in Hollywood, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The 1990 Harley Davidson driver was a 41-year-old man from Van Nuys. His injuries proved fatal, and he later died at a hospital, according to the LAPD. His name has not yet been released.
Behind the wheel of the car, a 2003 Honda Accord, was 52-year-old Maxime Desire of La Crescenta, according to City News Service.
The circumstances of the crash are still under investigation, according to the LAPD. Anyone with information is urged to call (877) LAPD-24-7.
Desire and his Honda were involved in an alleged that occured in La Cañada in January. Desire reportedly got into a verbal scuffle with a woman in a parking lot after he bumped her car with his car door, according to police reports. Police said that Desire allegedly used his car key to scratch the woman's car so badly that he was later unable to use the key to start his car. Desire was arrested on felony vandalism charges.