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CARLSBAD, Calif. – A bicyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle while riding in Carlsbad, police said.

Bicycle AccidentThe bicyclist was struck by a northbound vehicle while headed north in the bike lane on El Camino Real north of La Costa with a fellow rider, according to the Carlsbad Police Department. Several people called 911 at about 7:40 a.m. to report the crash.

The bicyclist who was struck sustained a head injury and died at the scene, police said.

The bicyclist’s name was withheld pending family notification.

The Carlsbad Police Traffic Division has opened an investigation into the fatal crash.

Carlsbad police said the driver had not been cited or arrested, but the crash remained under investigation.