LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police Friday investigated a fatal traffic collision that happened in the Mid-City area.
Around 11:43 p.m. on Thursday, officers were sent to the area of Fairfax Avenue and Sawyer Street for report of a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a bicycle.READ MORE: Comedian Louie Anderson Dies At 68 After Battle With Cancer
Upon their arrival, authorities learned that a passenger van struck a bicyclist in the area.
Paramedics pronounced the bicyclist — described as a Hispanic man believed to be around 55-years-old — dead at the scene. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending family notification.
The driver remained at the scene. Authorities said he was believed to be under the influence of drugs, and was transported to the station for further questioning.READ MORE: VP Kamala Harris Visiting San Bernardino To Tout $600M In Wildfire Recovery Money For Calif.
According to police, the bicycle had lights on the front and back sides in addition to lights on the wheels.
No arrests have been made at this time.
Fairfax Avenue remains closed between Venice Boulevard and Sawyer Street until further notice.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.MORE NEWS: Malibu's Leo Carrillo State Park Partially Reopens This Weekend; Pacific Coast Highway Down To 1 Lane In Ventura County To Repair Surf Erosion
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Los Angeles Police Department at (213) 473-0222.