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Accident Closes Bouquet Canyon North Of Santa Clarita

khts_trafficalertDriver collides with bicyclist.

UPDATE: Saturday, July 11 at 3:38 p.m.

Bouquet Canyon Rd. is once again open following a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a bicyclist.

 

According to Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials, deputies from the Santa Clarita station responded to a call of a reckless driver who had damaged some property around 10:30 a.m. near Bouquet Canyon Rd. and David Way.

 

The driver then reportedly continued up Bouquet Canyon Rd., eventually colliding with at least one bicyclist near Texas Canyon Road. California Highway Patrol officials have confirmed that the bicyclist suffered fatal injuries.

 

The driver was taken into custody by LA County Sheriff's deputies. It is not known at this time whether or not the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

 

It is possible that additional bicyclists were also injured in the accident, however only one fatality was reported.

 

Following the accident, Bouquet Canyon Rd. was closed for several hours for an investigation.