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Bicyclist Killed After Falling Down A Ravine In Santa Monica Mountains

CALABASAS (CBS) — A bicyclist veered off a road in the Santa Monica mountains and was killed after falling down a ravine Saturday, according to authorities.

The accident occurred shortly before 9 a.m. near the intersection of Stunt Road and Mulholland Highway,  south of Calabasas, California Highway Patrol Officer Ed Jacobs said.

"Our paramedics responded to the scene at 8:58 a.m.," said a L.A. County Fire Department dispatcher.

"The man's bike went off the road and down a ravine," the fire department dispatcher said. "He died at the scene."

The victim's identity was withheld pending notification of his family.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the CHP, Jacobs said.

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