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Bicyclist in Santa Cruz Killed by Drunk Driver

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A person riding a bicycle in Santa Cruz was hit and killed by a drunk driver on May 18th. A 19-year-old man driving a pickup truck swerved into the path of the bicyclist on Thurber Lane. The bicycle accident happened near Soquel Avenue.

The cyclist was thrown into brush and was declared dead at the scene, the CHP reported.

Hodali was tested at the accident site and was determined to under the influence of alcohol, according to the CHP.

He was arrested and booked into Santa Cruz County Jail for felony drunk driving and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

The California Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident. It is the seventh fatality in Santa Cruz for the year.