Bicyclist Dale Ramquist, 60, Killed in Oak Valley Crash Near Palmer Avenue
BEAUMONT (November 19, 2018) – A bicyclist was killed after an alleged DUI hit-and-run collision along Oak Valley Parkway Sunday, November 18, according to The Press Enterprise and NBC Palm Springs.
The victim has been identified as 60-year-old Dale Ramquist, of Banning.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said Ramquist was riding a Eddy Merckx San Marcos bicycle on Oak Valley Parkway when he was struck by a Ford F-150 that was headed east at the time.
Ramquist was thrown from his bike and was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident occurred at around 5:50 p.m., east of Palmer Avenue.
Suspect Kyle Anson, 25, Arrested For DUI Hit-and-Run
CHP affirmed that the driver of the truck allowed his car to drift to the right side of the roadway, where it hit Ramquist.
The cyclist was reportedly riding in the paved bike lane with proper safety equipment, including a helmet and lighting while the motorist was believed to be under the influence of alcohol when the crash happened.
The suspect, 25-year-old Kyle Lee Anson, initially fled but later returned and took responsibility for the tragic incident. The Beaumont man was then arrested on suspicion of murder, hit-and-run and DUI.
He is being held at the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta without bail.
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