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Cyclist dies after being hit by vehicle

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CARLSBAD (CNS) - A bicyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle Sunday while riding in Carlsbad, police said.

The bicyclist was struck by a northbound vehicle while headed north in the bike lane on El Camino Real north of La Costa with a fellow rider, according to the Carlsbad Police Department. Several people called 911 at about 7:40 a.m. to report the crash, police said.

The bicyclist who was struck sustained a head injury and was unconscious, police said. Police and fire personnel responded, but the bicyclist died at the scene. 

The bicyclist's name was withheld pending family notification, police said.

The Carlsbad Police Traffic Division has opened an investigation into the fatal crash, police said.

Carlsbad police said the driver had not been cited or arrested, but the crash remained under investigation.

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