Bicyclist Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver, Dragged by Second Vehicle

The cyclist was dragged several feet in the early morning crash north of the 91 Freeway

By Jonathan Lloyd and Robert Henry
|  Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013  |  Updated 10:35 PM PDT
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NBC4 learned new details about the bicyclist who was killed early Wednesday. The 19-year-old cyclist was on his way to work when he was hit by a car that later fled the scene. Vikki Vargas reports from Anaheim for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.

Vikki Vargas

NBC4 learned new details about the bicyclist who was killed early Wednesday. The 19-year-old cyclist was on his way to work when he was hit by a car that later fled the scene. Vikki Vargas reports from Anaheim for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.

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Witnesses Describe Deadly Hit-and-Run Crash

Witnesses describe two crashes -- one involving a hit-and-run driver -- early Wednesday in Anaheim. A bicyclist was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver before being run over by another car. Adrian Arambulo reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Wednesday Oct. 30, 2013.
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A bicyclist struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Anaheim early Wednesday was dragged several feet by a second car, according to police.

The first crash occurred at about 5:40 a.m. near Orangethorpe Avenue and Lemon Street (map). The cyclist was then dragged several feet on the street in front of a church by a second vehicle, according to Anaheim police.

The driver of the second vehicle stopped and will likely not face charges, according to police.

Details regarding the hit-and-run vehicle and victim, who died at the scene, were not immediately available. The driver struck another vehicle after hitting the cyclist, according to police.

"We don't have any information on the suspect vehicle, but we know this roadway is very heavily traveled," said Anaheim Lt. Bob Dunn. "Somebody had to have seen something."

Aerial video showed crash investigators and several patrol vehicles at the site, just north of the 91 Freeway.

Orangethorpe Avenue was closed for the investigation. The crumpled bike and evidence markers were in the street.

People at the scene who told NBC4 they know the victim said he is a 19-year-old man. They said he was likely biking to work.

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