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Police Investigating Hit-and-Run Death of Teen Bicyclist in Desert Hot Springs

Google Maps images shows West Drive and West Arroyo Drive, Desert Hot Springs, Calif.
Google Maps images shows West Drive and West Arroyo Drive, Desert Hot Springs, Calif.
A bicyclist was struck by a pickup Thursday evening in Desert Hot Springs, he died of his injuries, and the truck driver left the scene, according to the coroner.

The incident was reported 5:35 p.m. Jan. 9 at West Drive and West Arroyo Drive, coroner's personnel said in a statement.

The bicyclist was identified as Reuben Guzman, 16, of Desert Hot Springs, who "veered into traffic and was struck by a pick-up truck. Pick-up truck fled the scene," coroner's personnel said.

Guzman was pronounced deceased at 11:05 p.m. Thursday at Desert Regional Medical Center, coroner's personnel said.

Desert Hot Springs police were investigating. A vehicle description was not available. Anyone with more info was urged to call Desert Hot Springs police at (760) 329-6411, reference case # 1401D2108.

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