Cyclist Dies After Getting Hit by Car in Mid-City; Driver in Custody

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An investigation was underway on June 12, 2015, after a bicyclist was struck and killed by a car in Mid-City. (Credit: RMG News)

A driver was in custody after a bicyclist was struck and killed by a car in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles late Thursday, according to LAPD.

The collision occurred on Fairfax Avenue between Venice Boulevard and Sawyer Street shortly before 11:45 p.m., a desk officer with the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division said.

The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. That person’s name has not yet been released.

An unidentified driver who was possibly under the influence of a mixture of alcohol and drugs was taken into custody, the LAPD desk officer said.

Video from the scene of the crash showed a man being handcuffed by an officer. It was unclear, however, if he was arrested.

No additional details were immediately available about the collision.

Fairfax was temporarily shut down between Venice and Sawyer while police investigated the crash.

KTLA’s Alberto Mendez contributed to this story.