Huntington Beach

Bicyclist is struck by car and killed

A 25-YEAR-OLD man was arrested Saturday morning after the vehicle he was driving fatally struck a bicyclist in Huntington Beach (Shutterstock).

A bicyclist suffered fatal injuries when struck by a car early Saturday morning in Huntington Beach.

According to Motor Sgt. Eric Warken of the HBPD, the incident took place in the area of Beach Boulevard and Adams Avenue around 2:10 a.m.

Arriving officers found a man in the roadway “with significant trauma to his head and entire body.” The man – identified only as a male approximately 30 to 40 years old – was pronounced dead at the scene.

The vehicle believed to have struck the man was found about a half-mile away where it had struck a tree, resulting in significant damage to the front end, hood and windshield.

About one mile away, police located the driver, identified as a 25-year-old man from Garden Grove.  Investigators believe the bicyclist was in the east crosswalk when the automobile – moving west on Adams – struck the cyclist. The car continued on and hit a tree.

The driver left the scene, according to police, and was arrested about a mile away. He was arrested and charged with gross vehicular manslaughter.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact HBPD investigators at (714) 536-5666 or (714) 536-5670.

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