Man suspected of DUI after hitting, killing South Bay cyclist

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Officers stand beside the car of a driver arrested on suspicion of DUI after hitting and killing a driver in the South Bay.

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (CNS) – A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of DUI Wednesday after he hit and killed a bicyclist in the Alta Vista area near National City, police said.

The crash happened shortly before 9:15 p.m. in the 6000 block of Paradise Valley Road, near Munda Road, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said.

A 52-year-old man riding his bicycle westbound along the north edge of Paradise Valley Road was struck from the rear by a 2008 SAAB 9-3 sedan being driven by 28-year-old man, Heims said. The cyclist was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, he said. The victim’s name was withheld pending family notification.

The SAAB driver, whose name was not immediately released, was arrested on suspicion of DUI, Heims said.

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