Bicyclist killed by suspected DUI driver in Lake Elsinore

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Monday, October 12, 2015
Thelma Trachy, 75, of Murrieta was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence near Railroad Canyon and Summerhill drives in Lake Elsinore on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015.
Thelma Trachy, 75, of Murrieta was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence near Railroad Canyon and Summerhill drives in Lake Elsinore on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015.
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LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (KABC) -- A 75-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Friday after she struck and killed a bicyclist in Lake Elsinore.

Thelma Trachy was driving near Railroad Canyon and Summerhill drives when she struck a 21-year-old bicyclist from behind shortly before 9 p.m.

Responding officers found the unidentified victim on the ground.

He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries on Saturday. His identity is being withheld pending notification of kin.

Trachy, who remained at the scene, was arrested and transported to the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with further information on this case was urged to contact the Lake Elsinore Police Department at (951) 776-1099.