Dispatches from the California Highway Patrol indicate that a cyclist may have been killed in the South L.A./Compton area tonight.
According to the report, a bicycle rider was hit while crossing the intersection of Avalon Blvd and East Redondo Beach Blvd in West Compton around 9:11 pm; the cyclist was pronounced dead around 9:23.
While the report is listed as a possible fatality, it also indicates that the Coroner was called to the scene.
More details as they become available.
Update: Total Traffic L.A. confirms that a cyclist was killed at that intersection; Redondo Beach Blvd is closed from San Pedro to Avalon.
This is the 50th confirmed traffic-related cycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 16th in L.A. County.
Update 2: I’m told that KTTV Fox 11 reported tonight that this collision was a hit-and-run; no link to the story yet. KTLA-5 confirms that it was hit-and-run.