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Cyclist, 80, Hit And Killed By Pickup Truck In Garden Grove

GARDEN GROVE (CBS) —  Authorities report that an 80-year-old bicyclist in Garden Grove was struck and killed Tuesday after being hit by a pickup truck.

The man, whose name was withheld pending notification of his next of kin, was riding his bike on the sidewalk on the west side of Brookhurst Street near Jennrich Avenue just before noon today, Garden Grove police Lt. Jeff Nightengale said.

The driver of a white, Ford F250, who lives in Huntington Beach, made a right turn to go south from a driveway of a business on the same side of Brookhurst when his truck struck the bicyclist, Nightengale said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the accident was still being investigated, Nightengale said.

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