64-year-old bicyclist dies after being hit by SUV in Wrigley

Police are investigating a crash that killed a 64-year-old woman riding a bicycle in the Wrigley neighborhood, Thursday night.

Coroner’s officials identified the woman on Saturday as Rhodora Roldan Bachillar.

The crash happened around 6 p.m. when a 50-year-old Long Beach man driving a 1993 Ford Explorer on Willow Street was traveling west toward the 710 freeway. As he approached the intersection at Golden Avenue, the light turned green.

“The collision occurred when the driver entered the intersection without realizing the bicyclist was already crossing the intersection northbound on Golden Avenue,” police said in a release.

Officers were on patrol in the area at the time of the crash and found the woman lying injured on the Northwest corner of the intersection. She was transported by paramedics to a local hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

The driver cooperated with police and stayed at the scene; detectives do not believe he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Police ask that anyone with information regarding the crash to call Detective David Lauro at 562-570-7355.

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Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, Steven, and her cat/child, Jones.
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