Cyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident

by Salvatore P. Ciulla on March 10, 2014 · 0 comments

in DUI, Hit and Run, Uncategorized, Vehicular Manslaughter

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Hit and run Santa AnaAn alleged DUI driver in Huntington Beach killed a cyclist on Wednesday, February 18. Witnesses say the cyclist was riding in the bike lane on Edwards Street around 11pm when he was struck. He has been identified as 37-year-old Matthew Liechty.

Police say the 2012 Toyota Camry driven by 29-year-old Antonio Magdaleno Jr. of Oxnard was headed southbound when it hit the cyclist. Witnesses told officers who responded to the scene that the car sped off after the collision, leaving the front tire behind. They found the car about a mile away, with damage consistent with the accident.

Magdaleno, who was uninjured, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and felony hit-and-run leading to death. California law requires that anyone involved in an accident that injures another or causes property damage must either locate and notify the property owner or leave a note.

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