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Fatal crash underneath Venice Avenue bridge 2/5

Post Date:02/05/2019 3:58 PM

Fatality2.5.19Around 2:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 5, Venice Police and Fire Departments responded to vehicle crash underneath the Venice Avenue bridge involving a bicyclist.

A red Jeep, traveling north on American Legion Way, collided with a bicyclist at the intersection of E. Venice Ave. Once on scene, first responders attempted life-saving measures but were unsuccessful.

The 66-year-old male bicyclist died at the scene due to injuries sustained, according to Venice Fire Battalion Chief Steve Worobel.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area as VPD continues its investigation.