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Stolen car kills bicyclist, police say

CHULA VISTA, Calif. – A bicyclist died Monday after being hit by a stolen car driven by a man, who admitted to have been drinking, Chula Vista police said.

The traffic collision involving a silver Nissan Maxima and bicyclist was reported just after 4 p.m. in the intersection of East J Street and Dennis Avenue.

Chula Vista Police CarsThe driver, identified as 29-year-old Michael Reyes, crossed into oncoming traffic, striking a 44-year-old bicyclist, continuing onto sidewalk and coming to a stop against a utility pole and tree, Chula Vista police Captain Lon Turner said.

According to Turner, the bicyclist and the driver were transported to UCSD Medical Center, where the bicyclist died.  The driver suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Reyes admitted to drinking prior to the collision and was arrested on multiple charges, Turner said.

“The Nissan Maxima was stolen out of National City earlier today and evidence inside the vehicle appears to be property from vehicle burglaries,” Turner said.

The CVPD traffic division was investigating the incident.

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8 Comments to “Stolen car kills bicyclist, police say”

    esco said:
    March 3, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    And after all that he'll probably plead "not guilty" like a dingus. If he does D.A., please don't offer anything, this case is in the bag.

    dailydebacle said:
    March 4, 2014 at 6:29 AM

    Sad. These scum need to be dealt with harshly. No plea, no early parole, no deals for info on the stolen car ring. His criminal actions caused a loss of life. He should be locked up for the rest of his life.

    dailydebacle said:
    March 4, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    BTW, the headline says the stolen car killed the bicyclist. Make no mistake about it…Michael Reyes killed the bicyclist!

      toveri said:
      March 4, 2014 at 9:52 AM

      common sense does not go over well on these sites,

      dan said:
      March 4, 2014 at 10:01 AM

      My same thought after reading the headline… Blame the operator not the tool.

    PB GEEK said:
    March 4, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    @Fox5sandiego: Please change the headline to Drunk Driver Kills Bicyclist in Stolen Car. The truth will set you free.

    mysaints said:
    March 4, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    what a way to sober up.

    Guest said:
    March 4, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    if the cyclist had been wearing a helmet, he might still be here today.

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