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1 Dead, 2 injured in car-bike accident

Posted: July 11, 2009 5:00 p.m.
Updated: July 12, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 

One bicyclist is dead and two more injured after they were hit by a drunk driver near the 39000 block of Bouquet Canyon Road of the Angeles National Forest this morning, according to Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s deputies.

“It appears the drunk driver ran into a group of bicyclists that were riding in the canyon,” said Sgt. Brian Allen, of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. “Two of them were injured and taken to the hospital, and one additional bicyclist was killed.”

After some trouble locating the driver, deputies and California Highway Patrol officers found him further north along Bouquet Canyon Road, Allen said.  

Allen said the driver was arrested for drunk driving and a felony hit-and-run.

The identities of the driver or victims were not immediately available as the investigation is still ongoing.

A member of the Santa Clarita Velo, a bicycling group, confirmed that the two injured victims are members of Velo.

CHP officers have opened Bouquet Canyon Road after a four hour closer just north of Texas Canyon Road towards Lake Elizabeth.

Read Sunday’s edition of The Signal for the full story.

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