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Bicyclist Killed After Being Hit By Car Near Caltech

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A man was killed after being struck by a car Saturday evening while bicycling near Caltech in Pasadena.

The crash happened around 6 pm on East Del Mar Boulevard between Wilson and Michigan avenues, which is just north of the Caltech campus, Pasadena Police Lt. Tom Delgado told the Los Angeles Times.

The bicyclist was transported to a hospital where he later died. He was identified only a man in his 30s pending the notification of family members. No arrests have been made and police say the investigation is ongoing.

Police offered few details about how the crash occurred, but we happened to notice that on the eastbound sign there happens to be a sign warning motorists of cyclists, according to Google Maps.

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UPDATE: The rider has been identified only as a 25-year-old resident of Los Angeles, according to the Pasadena Star-News. He was riding west on Del Mar with a female companion when he was struck from behind by a car. Pasadena police Lt. Jason Clawson told the newspaper, "As he was riding, the vehicle struck him from behind. It launched him into another vehicle, a parked vehicle."

The woman was not struck in the collision. The driver of the car remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. Police said they are still investigating the cause of the crash.

BikingInLA is also following the story.