Bicyclist struck and killed in H.B. hit-and-run crash identified as Huntington Beach man

A crashed BMW was found abandoned a few blocks from the scene of a collision that killed a bicyclist early Saturday at Adams Avenue and Beach Boulevard in Huntington Beach. A suspect was later arrested, police said.
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A bicyclist struck and killed early Saturday in Huntington Beach was identified as a Huntington Beach man, authorities said Monday.

A suspect arrested in the crash was identified as a Garden Grove man.

The crash happened at about 2:10 a.m. when a vehicle traveling west on Adams Avenue near Beach Boulevard struck the bicyclist and then left the scene, the Huntington Beach Police Department said. The person on the bike was identified as Raymond Macdonald, 33, according to the Orange County coroner’s office.

An abandoned BMW was later found crashed a few blocks away.


After searching the BMW, police said they found vehicle information that led them to the suspect, Victor Manuel Romero, 25, who was later arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run, police said. He was booked into Orange County Jail with bail set at $1 million, according to jail records.

The intersection of Adams and Beach was closed while officers investigated the scene of the collision.

Police said they were investigating whether intoxication may have been a factor in the crash.



This article was originally published at 10:15 a.m. March 30 and was later updated with additional information.