Huntington Beach bicyclist killed in collision with alleged DUI driver

A Huntington Beach man riding his bicycle downtown died after he was hit by a car.
(Daily Pilot )

A man riding a bicycle in downtown Huntington Beach died Thursday afternoon after he was struck by a car.

Police responded to the collision shortly after 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and 1st Street, Huntington Beach Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Carey said.

The man riding the bike was hit by a 2007 silver Toyota Yaris. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital and later died. The Orange County Coroner’s Office identified him as John Crouch, 68, of Huntington Beach.

The driver of the Yaris, a 23-year-old man from Bloomington, remained at the scene and cooperated with officers, Carey said. He was subsequently arrested for suspicion of DUI.

Police did not release the name of the driver.

The collision investigation is ongoing and being conducted by the HBPD Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT). Anyone with more information is asked to contact Investigator Doug Demetre at (714) 536-5670, or Investigator Vishal Rattanchandani at (714) 536-5663.

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