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UPDATE: Authorities identify bicyclist killed in collision with vehicle on Hwy 101 in Arroyo Grande

Posted at 3:15 PM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-09 10:36:52-05

UPDATE (3 p.m.) - CHP officials identified the bicyclist killed in Arroyo Grande last Thursday afternoon as Esteban Zuniga, a 39-year-old Grover Beach man.

UPDATE (6 p.m.) - A bicyclist from Grover Beach was killed after being hit by a car Thursday in Arroyo Grande.

It happened at about 2:22 p.m. in the southbound lanes of Highway 101 south of N. Halycon Road.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the bicyclist, identified as a 39-year-old man from Grover Beach, was trying to cross the southbound lanes of the highway when he was hit by an oncoming car.

Officers say the driver of the vehicle pulled over and was cooperative with the investigation.

The bicyclist, who was reportedly not wearing a helmet, was throw from his bike and pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say drugs or alcohol do not appear to be factors in the collision.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call CHP at (805) 597-8400.

UPDATE: CHP says the scene has been cleared and the highway is back open. The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

ORIGINAL STORY: At least one person is dead after a bicycle and vehicle collided on Highway 101 in Arroyo Grande.

It happened at around 2:21 p.m. Thursday in the southbound lanes near the E. Grand Avenue offramp.

The California Highway Patrol confirmed a fatality associated with the collision but is not releasing any other details at this time.

Officers were asking drivers to avoid the area.

One lane of the highway was reopened shortly after 3 p.m.