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Sound Editor Of 'The X-Files' & 'Lost' Dies In Bicycle Crash

Maciek Malish holding his award at the 56th Annual Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards on February 21, 2009 in Los Angeles. (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)
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A sound editor known for his work on The X-Files and Lost died over the weekend after a driver crashed her car into his bicycle and killed him before fatally striking a motorcyclist just moments later.

The driver, who has only been identified as a 26-year-old woman from Camarillo, struck 53-year-old sound editor Maciek Malish, around 5:20 p.m. on Saturday in Moorpark, a city in Ventura County, according to the Ventura County Star. She was going southbound on Moorpark Road near Tierra Rejada Road in her silver Saturn when she swerved her car towards the right and struck Malish, who was riding in the shoulder, CHP Officer Miguel Duarte said.

Duarte said that the driver was apparently looking for something in her car when she started swerving. After she struck Malish, she overcorrected her car and swerved into the northbound lanes, hitting 43-year-old Jesse Cushman, who was riding his motorcycle.

Malish and Cushman, who were both wearing helmets, died at the scene. The driver was taken to a hospital in Thousand Oaks to be treated for her minor injuries.

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Duarte told the Ventura County Star that the woman was driving at the speed limit, and it doesn't appear that she was texting or on a phone call when she crashed into the men. Alcohol also doesn't seem to be a factor in the crash. Authorities did not arrest the driver, but are investigating what caused the incident.

Malish is survived by his wife Elizabeth and stepson Adam Pivovar, according to Deadline. He won multiple Emmy awards for his work, including two for The X-Files. Malish also worked on other big-name shows like Person of Interest, The Affair, NCIS: Los Angeles and Ally McBeal.