Stockton police: Bicyclist killed after 2 vehicles hit him near San Joaquin River Bridge

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STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) -- A bicyclist was killed in a crash on Highway 4 early Thursday near West Charter Way and Army Court in Stockton.

“A driver who was driving down Charter Way hit a bicyclist,” Stockton police spokeswoman Rosie Calderon said. “That driver remained on scene.”

Calderon says that driver immediately stopped and called 911 just before 5 a.m.

“Before our traffic investigators could go on scene it appears as though a second vehicle also struck the bicyclist while he was down,” Calderon told FOX40.

The bicyclist died at the scene. So far, police have only identified the bicyclist as a 33-year-old man.

“It was early in the morning it was probably still dark outside,” Calderon said.

The deadly crash was Stockton's first of its kind in 2020. There were six in 2019, according to police..

“We don’t know at this point whether or not the driver was able to see the bicyclist or didn’t see him,” Calderon told FOX40.

Police are investigating the crash and are looking for that second driver but are not calling the incident a hit-and-run.

“What investigators believe at this time is that second driver of that second vehicle may have been unaware that they struck the bicyclist,” Calderon said. “So we are looking for any information on that driver or anybody who may have passed by that area during that time. We’d just like to take a statement from that individual to complete our report.”

If you have any information about this deadly crash, you're asked to call the Stockton Police Department.

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