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Bicyclist, 78, dies after being struck by vehicle in Huntington Beach

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A Jeep struck a bicyclist at the intersection of Edwards Street and Varsity Drive in Huntington Beach, police said.
(Daily Pilot)

A 78-year-old bicyclist who was struck by a vehicle in Huntington Beach died from his injuries.

Charles Kam of Huntington Beach was riding near the intersection of Edwards Street and Varsity Drive just before 9 a.m. Nov. 18 when he was struck, Huntington Beach police said.

Kam was taken to a hospital and died Nov. 20, the Orange County coroner’s office said.

Kam was eastbound at the intersection when he and a Jeep Cherokee headed north collided, police determined based on a preliminary investigation.

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The cause of Kam’s death has not been determined, the coroner’s office said Tuesday, and the crash is still under investigation.

The driver of the Jeep, a 28-year-old Huntington Beach woman, stayed at the scene and cooperated with police, authorities said. No arrest was made, police said.

julia.sclafani@latimes.com


UPDATES:

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5:25 p.m.: This article was updated with additional details.

This article was originally published at 10 a.m.


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