Driver arrested after allegedly fatally striking bicyclist in Huntington Beach and then fleeing

Bicyclist killed in hit-an-run near Beach Boulevard and Sunrise Drive in Huntington Beach at around 12:25 a.m. Tuesday.
(Daily Pilot)

A driver was arrested Tuesday in Huntington Beach after allegedly fatally hitting a bicyclist and fleeing the scene, police said.

The Huntington Beach Police Department said it responded to a report of a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a bicycle at 12:25 a.m. Tuesday, near the corner of Beach Boulevard and Sunrise Drive.

Police found a male bicyclist in the roadway, and he was pronounced dead by responding paramedics, HBPD Sgt. Joshua Page said. The involved vehicle was later located and the driver arrested for fleeing the scene.

Police did not release the names of the deceased or the arrested driver.

The investigation is ongoing, Page said, and being investigated by the HBPD Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team. Anyone with information is asked to contact traffic investigator Doug Demetre at (714) 536-5670.

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