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- 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.
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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.