A bicyclist struck and killed by a hit-and-run motorist in Irwindale was identified Monday as a 22-year-old woman.
She was Antonia Ramirez, according to the coroner’s office. Her city of residence was not available.
Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched at 1:21 a.m. Saturday to the area of Foothill Boulevard and Huntington Drive regarding a person down in a traffic lane near some bicycle debris, according to a Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher.
The bicyclist now identified as Ramirez was pronounced dead at the scene in the 2900 block of Huntington Drive, according to Sgt. Rudy Gatto of the Irwindale Police Department.
“It was evident the victim had been struck by a vehicle going eastbound on Huntington Drive, which fled the scene after the collision,” the department said in a statement.
West Covina police stopped a vehicle in the area of Francisquito and Sunset avenues shortly after the crash, and “discovered evidence connecting the vehicle to the fatal hit and run traffic collision in the city of Irwindale,” the statement continued.
Adrian Ortega, 21, of La Puente, was arrested on suspicion of felony vehicular manslaughter, felony drunk driving and felony hit-and-run and held in lieu of $100,000 bail, police said.
Irwindale police urged anyone with information regarding the crash to call them at 626-430-2244.
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