A 65-year-old woman who was walking her bicycle across a Fullerton street and was fatally struck by a vehicle was identified Friday by the Orange County coroner’s office.
Rondalee Whiterock of Carson City, Nevada, was not in a crosswalk when she was hit about 6 a.m. Tuesday, at Brookhurst Road and Valencia Drive, according to Fullerton police Sgt. John Radus and the coroner’s office.
Whiterock died at the scene, according to the coroner’s office and police.
Radus said a black 2015 model Mazda 3 four-door sedan, driven by a 26-year-old woman, “was traveling southbound on Brookhurst Street just south of Valencia Drive when it struck Whiterock who was crossing westbound across Brookhurst Street from the Fullerton Armory.
The driver remained at the scene and was cooperating with investigators. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in the collision, Radus said.
Witnesses told police that Whiterock was walking her bicycle across the street when she was hit by the car, Radus said.
“However, when officers arrived on scene, the bicycle had already been stolen by an unknown person,” Radus said. “The bicycle has evidentiary value and investigators would like to speak with anyone who has information regarding the identity of the person responsible for the theft of the bicycle as well as the physical location of the bicycle itself.”
Anyone with information on the case and the bicycle theft was asked to call Fullerton police at (714) 738-5313, or Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS.