A cyclist fatally injured in a collision with an SUV in Huntington Beach was identified Wednesday by the Orange County coroner’s office.
Mario Gomez, a 57-year-old Anaheim man on a bicycle was struck about 6:30 a.m. Friday at Gothard Street and Heil Avenue, according to the Huntington Beach Police Department and the coroner’s office.
The driver of the 2003 Ford Expedition involved in the crash, a 34-year-old Huntington Beach man, remained at the scene and was interviewed by police. He was not hurt.
The cyclist was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange for treatment of “major trauma,” and on Sunday afternoon, he received the “pronouncement of brain death,” police said.
Anyone with information about the crash was urged to call investigators at 714-536-5670 or 714-536-5666.
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