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Cyclist Hit, Killed By Possibly Distracted, Road Raging Driver

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A cyclist riding westbound on 8th Street at around 7:30 Tuesday night in Downtown L.A. was struck and killed by a motorist driving on the same road. The motorist, a 37-year-old male driving a Chevy Avalanche, was allegedly "distracted" and had "possible road rage," says the Daily News.

The source of the rage and distraction may have been an altercation the motorist had with another driver just minutes before the cyclist was struck. Reports about the incident indicate the Avalanche driver had been engaged in a dispute with "a 23-year-old woman driving a Kia compact car" that took place as they were both "heading north on Figueroa Street."

Both drivers turned onto 8th street, when the Avalanche driver struck the cyclist, who was reportedly in his 60s. The motorist was questioned and released by the Los Angeles Police Department.