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Bicyclist Killed In Irwindale Hit-And-Run Crash, Suspect Arrested

IRWINDALE (CBSLA) --  A bicyclist was struck and killed by a car early Saturday morning in Irwindale.

First responders were dispatched around 1:21 a.m. to the area of Foothill Boulevard and Huntington Drive after reports of a person down in a traffic lane near some bicycle debris, L.A. County Fire said.

The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Sgt. Rudy Gatto of the Irwindale Police Department.

"It was evident the victim had been struck by a vehicle going eastbound on Huntington Drive, which fled the scene after the collision,'' the department said in a statement.

Shortly after the crash, police said they stopped a vehicle in the area of Francisquito and
Sunset avenues shortly after the crash, and "discovered evidence connecting the vehicle to the fatal hit and run traffic collision in the city of Irwindale.''

Adrian Ortega, 21, of La Puente, was arrested on suspicion of felony vehicular manslaughter, felony drunk driving and felony hit-and-run. Ortega was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

The crash prompted the closure of Foothill Boulevard/Huntington Drive between Irwindale Avenue and Encanto Parkway until further notice, according to the Irwindale Police Department.

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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