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Driver hits, kills bicyclist near downtown LA

Authorities investigate the scene of an accident in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 19, 2011.

July 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A motorist has been arrested after allegedly striking and killing a bicyclist in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening.

Authorities said a man in his 30s driving a Chevrolet Avalanche was trying to pass a woman in a Kia sedan by driving to the right side of her when he hit a cyclist who was in the curb lane, as he was supposed to be.

The incident happened about 6:55 p.m. near 8th and San Francisco streets.

The 62-year-old man did not survive his injuries.

The driver of the Avalanche was in custody, but it was unknown if he would be booked.