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Man Faces Charges in Hit-and-Run That Killed Bicyclist

Michael David Tomlinson of Aliso Viejo, 51, was riding on Westridge Drive, crossing Woods Canyon Drive, when he was struck by a Volvo.

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What to Know

  • A 38-year-old man was charged with a hit-and-run collision in Aliso Viejo that killed a bicyclist.
  • The man faces one count each of gross vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run.
  • The bicyclist was riding on Westridge Drive when he was struck by a Volvo.

A 38-year-old Lake Forest man was charged on Friday with a hit-and-run collision in Aliso Viejo that killed a bicyclist.

Rogelio Martinez-Cuin faces one count each of gross vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run with permanent and serious injury, both felonies, as well as a misdemeanor count of driving on a suspended or revoked license due to a DUI, with a sentence-enhancing allegation of fleeing the scene of a vehicular manslaughter, according to court records.

The complaint against Martinez-Cuin alleges he ran a red light, was inattentive and was driving at an unsafe speed.

Michael David Tomlinson of Aliso Viejo, 51, was riding on Westridge Drive, crossing Woods Canyon Drive, when he was struck by a Volvo about 6:40 a.m. Wednesday, according to Carrie Braun of the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

The driver kept going, but witnesses gave deputies a vehicle description, she said.

The vehicle was found about a mile away, and deputies arrested Martinez-Cuin a short distance from the Volvo, Braun said.

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