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Bicyclist killed in apparent road rage incident between 2 drivers

63365160 An apparent road rage incident between two motorists in downtown Los Angeles left a bicyclist dead Tuesday night.

A 62-year-old man was killed after being hit by one of the cars while riding his bike at 8th and Francisco streets, said Los Angeles police Officer Karen Rayner. His name has not been released.

The crash was still under investigation, but Rayner said initial reports were that the driver of a Chevrolet Avalanche, a 37-year-old man, had been detained for questioning by police. The driver of a Kia compact car, a 23-year-old woman, remained on the scene but had not been detained, she said.

Rayner said the drivers apparently had some dispute while heading north on Figueroa Street. They turned left on 8th Street, and near Francisco Street, the driver of the Avalanche tried to pass the Kia on the right.

While doing so, he allegedly struck the bicyclist, Rayner said.

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Photo: Police investigate the scene of a fatal accident in Downtown Los Angeles. Credit: KTLA-TV

 
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