Cyclist, 40, killed in hit-and-run accident with SUV

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A 40-year-old man on a bicycle was killed Thursday in the Otay Mesa West area of ​​San Diego when he was hit by an SUV in a crash that may have been intentional.

The accident was reported around noon. 11:30 a.m. at 3700 Arey Drive, according to Lieutenant Adam T. Sharki of the San Diego Police Department.

“San Diego police traffic detectives responded to investigating and gathering information indicating that the traffic collision may have been intentional,” Sharki said. Homicide detectives were appointed to investigate.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, the lieutenant said.

“Preliminary information suggests there were people on the Silverwing Recreation Center’s baseball fields who may have witnessed the collision,” Sharki said. “The vehicle involved may have been a light SUV.”

No further suspicious information was available.

Homicide detectives tried to find evidence and interview witnesses, Sharki said. Anyone with information was asked to call them at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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