A 52-year-old bicyclist was killed early Sunday morning, March 19, when he was struck by an SUV in a hit-and-run crash

A 52-year-old bicyclist was killed early Sunday morning, March 19, when he was struck by an SUV in a hit-and-run crash, authorities said. The crash occurred around 5:20 a.m. in an area of unincorporated Anaheim, when a 2002 white Ford Expedition traveling east on Ball Road, just east of Gilbert Street, struck the bicyclist, said California Highway Patrol Officer Duane Graham.
“For unknown reasons, the Ford Expedition veered to the right and hit the bicyclist,” Graham said. The driver of the SUV left the scene, Graham said.

The bicyclist, Encarnacion Salazar Munoz of Anaheim, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the coroner’s office.
Anaheim officers spotted the SUV at Ball and Perdino Street. Officers tried to stop the driver and a pursuit ensued, ending in Seal Beach, said Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt.
The driver crashed at Westminster Avenue and Seal Beach Boulevard near the Naval Weapons Station at about 5:40 a.m. When the driver got out of the vehicle, he “simulated holding a firearm,” said Seal Beach police Sgt. Michael Henderson.
“As a result of his actions, a Seal Beach police officer discharged his firearm, but the suspect was not hit,” Henderson said.
The driver, identified as Jason Roy Rocha, 25, of Riverside, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and hit-and-run, Graham said.
CHP is investigating the hit-and-run crash and Seal Beach police are investigating the officer-involved shooting.
By Denisse Salazar, OC Register
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/hit-746992-beach-seal.html

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