LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A bicyclist was struck and killed by a sheriff’s radio car while riding on Mulholland Highway Sunday.
Lt. Michael Williams of the sheriff’s Malibu/Lost Hills station said the cyclist was hit in the 22000 block of Mulholland Highway at approximately 1:05 p.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The coroner’s office has identified the victim as 65-year-old Milton Everett Olin Jr., of Woodland Hills. The L.A. sheriff’s deputy who was driving the vehicle has not been named.
Investigators confirmed to CBS2’s Melanie Woodrow the deputy was on routine patrol and was not responding to an emergency at the time of the collision. They also confirmed that Olin, a prominent entertainment attorney, was in the bike lane when he was struck.
The deputy who was driving was taken to the hospital. Authorities say he has minor lacerations to his face and cuts on his eye due to glass that broke from the impact of the collision.
L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. Sgt. Joseph Jaki said speed was not a factor in the crash. Drugs and alcohol are also not believed to be factors.
Jaki said the deputy is expected to be formally interviewed on Monday after undergoing a medical procedure. He also expressed his sympathies about the incident.
“It’s very tough when we’re involved in an incident like this because it’s our job to protect the people and help people and we’re obviously very sad that something like this has happened,” he said.
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