15-year old Norwalk cyclist dies after being hit in apparent DUI last week

According to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, a 15-year old cyclist died Friday morning, one week after he was hit by an accused drunk driver.

The rider, whose name has not been released, was riding east on Alondra Blvd near Pioneer Blvd in Norwalk on Friday, June 3rd when he was hit by a car driven by 38-year old Anna Chavez of Whittier; no word on what time of day the collision occurred.

Chavez has been held on $100,000 bail on suspicion of felony drunk driving; charges will now be amended to vehicular manslaughter, with arraignment scheduled for Tuesday in Downey.

This is the 30th bike-related traffic fatality in Southern California so far this year, and the 9th in L.A. County. Two of those riders killed in L.A., and seven overall, have been victims of alleged drunk drivers.

Three additional L.A. riders have been killed by gunfire this year, with one additional gunshot victim outside the L.A. area.

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