Police: Three Bicyclists Struck, One Killed By Driver In Huntington Beach

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HUNTINGTON BEACH (CNS) - Huntington Beach police Monday asked for the public's help tracking down a hit-and-run driver who struck three bicyclists, killing one of them.

Authorities were working to identify the man killed in the hit-and-run collision at Heil Avenue and Springdale Street, said Sgt. Mike Woodroof of the Orange County Sheriff's Coroner's Department.

Police were called about 10:30 p.m. by a bicyclist who said a driver intentionally sideswiped him at Brad Drive and Edwards Street, said Jessica Cuchilla, a spokeswoman for the Huntington Beach Police Department.

While officers were on scene of that collision, in which the victim sustained minor injuries, police were called about another bicyclist at Heil and Springdale, Cuchilla said. That victim succumbed to his injuries, she said.

Later, another victim called saying he was riding his bike at Warner Avenue and Edwards Street about 10 p.m. when he was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle as well, Cuchilla said. That victim also sustained minor injuries.

Police suspect the collisions are all related and were asking for anyone who witnessed what happened to call investigators. Police were looking for a black Toyota four-door car with significant front passenger-side bumper damage, Cuchilla said.

Anyone who can aid the investigation was asked to call 714-375-5066. Anonymous tips can be called in to OC Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS.

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