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'He Was Strong, Silent Type,' Says Devastated Widow Of Cyclist Killed In Hit-And-Run

PALOS VERDES ESTATES ( — Devastated by the loss of her husband, a woman found the courage Thursday evening to speak out about the fatal hit-and-run.

"He was a strong, silent type, a very kind and generous, loving person," said Joan Bacon of her husband, John.

Joan says her 68-year-old husband was killed while riding his bicycle on May 18 around 10 a.m. along Granvia Altamira in Palos Verdes Estates.

"I'm still just processing if this is even my new reality," she said.

Soon after the accident, police released security footage, which shows a white Ford F-150 tailing Bacon on his bicycle moments before he was hit.

Detectives say, since then, they've interviewed the driver of the pick-up, but no arrests have been made.

Now, the Bacon family is asking the drivers and bicyclists who passed the accident scene minutes after it a happened to come forward with information. They hope witnesses will go to police about what they saw.

"John was such an experienced and safe bicyclist," said Joan. "He was just going on a bike ride. I would just like to know what happened."

Police are investigating the accident as a fatal hit-and-run. Detectives say they want to give the Bacon family answers.

Joan says they're devastated, their world changed forever.

"It's completely upside-down, you know," she said. "We're standing together, we're united, but it's a huge loss."

Detectives impounded the truck and were awaiting a DNA analysis.

Anyone with more information about the accident is asked to call Palos Verdes Estates police.

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