40-Year-Old Male Bicyclist Fatally Struck near Silverwing Recreation Center

SAN DIEGO, CA (December 9, 2021) Thursday morning, 40-year-old Octavio Mendoza was killed in a hit-and-run bicycle accident on Arey Drive.

According to reports, the collision occurred in the 3700 block of Arey Drive. Officers say Mendoza was riding a bicycle near the Silverwing Recreation Center when he was struck by a passing vehicle.

Upon impact, the driver of the vehicle fled the scene without rendering aid to the victim. Officers arrived on scene and located the injured bicyclist on the roadway in severe condition.

Shortly after, paramedics took Mendoza to a nearby hospital for further treatment. However, medics later pronounced him dead due to the extent of his injuries.

Moreover, police believe that the collision was possibly intentional.

Car detectives from the investigation are seeking an older model Chevrolet Suburban or Tahoe, according to San Diego Police Officer Dave O’Brien.

If you have any information on this homicide, please contact the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

The team at Sweet James offers their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Octavio Mendoza. May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days ahead.

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