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Teen cyclist killed in Pacoima accident; driver arrested on suspicion of DUI

October 2, 2010 | 11:42 am

A motorist who struck and killed a cyclist early Saturday at a Pacoima intersection was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter while driving under the influence of alcohol, police said.

Shawn Fields, 26, was driving a 2007 Saturn vehicle northbound on Laurel Canyon Boulevard when he collided with a 17-year-old boy riding a bicycle about 2 a.m., said LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman. The impact threw the boy and his bike across the intersection, she said.

The victim was transported to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center but died from his injuries, Eisenman said.

-- Jack Leonard