On July 3, 2020, at approximately 6:38 p.m., Monterey Park Police officers responded to a traffic collision of a vehicle and bicyclist at Crest Vista Drive and Windover Way. Upon arrival, officers learned a 17 year old bicyclist was riding down the hill at a high rate of speed against traffic and collided head on with a vehicle travelling northbound. The Monterey Park Fire Department was on scene. Unfortunately, the bicyclist succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The bicyclist has been identified as Ernesto Manzano Jr., 17 years of age, residing in Los Angeles, California.
The driver of the vehicle stopped after the collision and is cooperating with the investigation. Alcohol and/or drugs are not believed to be a factor at this time.
Investigators are asking that if anyone witnessed the collision they contact the Monterey Park Police Department Watch Commander at 626-307-1200.
If anyone has any information and would like to remain anonymous, please contact LA Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS, www.LACrimeStoppers.org, or text TIPLA plus your tip to 27463 (crimes).
Monterey Park Police Department Watch Commander
Sergeant Gabriel Escarsega, Monterey Park Police Department
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