UPDATE: Woman, 62, struck by car and killed by motorist in Newhall

Deputies work to remove a bent bicycle from the scene of a fatal traffic collision between a cyclist and a sedan. Austin Dave/The Signal

By Tammy Murga &  Jim Holt

Signal Staff Writers

A 62-year-old woman riding her bicycle in Newhall was struck and killed by a car Friday on Railroad Avenue at 15th Street.

At 7:05 a.m., deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a call of a traffic collision involving a car and a bicycle in Newhall.

A person on a bicycle died after being struck by a car Friday morning in Newhall. Courtesy of Dona Uhrig

They found a an adult  bicyclist in the roadway suffering from major injuries as a result of being struck by a vehicle, said Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the SCV Sheriff’s Station.

The bicyclist, at first believed to be a man, was a 62-year-old woman taken to the hospital by paramedics with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, where she later, said Miller, succumbed to her injuries.

The driver of the car, meanwhile, a woman in her 50’s, was not injured.

The initial call came in at 7:10 a.m. as a traffic collision involving a pedestrian, said Fire Department spokesman Austin Bennett, noting the patient was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.

Three Fire Department units responded to the scene by 7:14 a.m.

According to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, the identity of the person has not yet been released pending next of kin as of 9:15 a.m.

Northbound Railroad Avenue in Newhall remained closed as of 9:30 a.m. with deputies still investigating, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

The cause of the collision is under active investigation.

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