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Bicyclist died of injuries in Murrieta collision with van

By in Press Enterprise on December 5, 2017

By Gail Wesson

A 43-year-old male bicyclist suffered head injuries Sunday evening, Dec. 3, and died later at a hospital after colliding with a van on Washington Avenue, Murrieta police reported.

The victim and the driver of a white Pontiac van were going north on Washington between Lemon Street and Davenport Way when the 5:57 p.m. collision occurred. Police are investigating the cause. The male van driver was not injured.

The bicyclist was taken to Inland Valley Hospital in Wildomar, where he died. His name is being withheld until his family is notified.

Washington was closed for about four hours during the investigation, police department tweets show.

Murrieta police ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact traffic investigator Jennifer Metoyer, 951-461-6375.

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