Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

The California Highway Patrol Sunday asked for public help in finding more information about a 19-year-old bicyclist who was struck and killed when he rode into the path of an 86-year-old motorist`s car in Yorba Linda.

The bicyclist was identified as Placentia resident Jonathan Petsas, according to the coroner’s office. Petsas’ 20th birthday would have been Oct. 5.

Petsas was riding a red Timberline GT bicycle westbound on Imperial Highway, west of Esperanza Road when he rode across westbound traffic lanes a little after 10:10 p.m. Friday directly into the path of a 1998 Honda Civic, the California Highway Patrol reported.

Petsas was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the Honda, an 86-year-old resident of Yorba Linda, was not injured. Neither alcohol nor drugs appear to a factor in the crash.

The CHP’s Santa Ana office asked anyone who saw the crash to call them at (714) 567-6000.

—City News Service

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