Bicyclist Killed in PCH Crash is Identified
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (May 27, 2021) — John Crouch, 68, of Huntington Beach, was struck and killed by a suspected DUI driver Thursday afternoon on Pacific Coast Highway.
The 1:35 p.m. crash happened at the intersection with 1st Street across from the beach near Pacific City.
The man was riding a black bicycle as he crossed PCH northbound at 1st Street. He was struck by a driver in a silver sedan and suffered major injuries.
An ambulance transported him to a local trauma center where he later died. The Orange County Sheriff Coroner later identified him on their website.
Robert Calvin Mata, 23, of Bloomingdale, was driving the involved 2007 Toyota Yaris. He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs after the collision.
Meanwhile, investigators seek to determine liability for the collision. Finally, witnesses may contact the Huntington Beach Police Department at 714-536-5663.
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