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Brian Chuc Hit-and-Run Crash Merced Bellevue Road Utah Street

Brian Chuc Hit-and-Run Crash Merced Bellevue Road Utah Street

Brian Chuc hit-and-run Merced

Bicyclist Brian Chuc, 22, Killed in Merced Hit-and-Run Crash on Bellevue Road

MERCED, CA (July 14, 2021) – Brian Chuc was killed after a hit-and-run crash on Bellevue Road in Merced.

The Merced County Coroner’s Office identified the 22-year-old Los Angeles man as the victim of the fatal collision which occurred on Monday.

The incident happened when Brian Chuc was riding a bicycle westbound on Bellevue Road, east of Utah Street, in Merced. At the same time, a 2016 Buick Regal was going the same direction.

For an unknown reason, the Buick struck the bicyclist from behind. The Fresno Bee and FOX 26 News wrote that the accident took place on July 12 at around 8 a.m.

Firefighters along with the paramedics arrived and found the cyclist left lying on the ground as a result of the collision. Brian Chuc died at the scene of the Merced crash.

Michael Harris, 64, Arrested For Hit-and-Run

Loved ones set up a GoFundMe page to help cover the funeral expenses of the bicycle rider.

Meanwhile, CHP confirmed that the 64-year-old Santa Paula man driving the car did not stop to render aid to the bicyclist. He made a left onto Franklin Road and fled the area.

The suspect, Michael Harris, contacted the officers from his location in Kern County near Bakersfield. They determined that he was the hit-and-run motorist who killed Brian Chuc.

Authorities soon arrested him on suspicion of felony manslaughter-driving a vehicle with gross negligence and hit-and-run resulting in death or injury.

They booked Michael Harris into the Merced County Jail, who posted bail Tuesday on a $60,000 bond. The Merced hit-and-run crash is still under investigation.

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