Coroner releases name of man killed while riding bicycle on freeway

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COMPTON (CNS) – The Coroner’s Office today released the name of a 43-year-old man riding a bicycle, who was killed in a traffic crash on the eastbound Gardena (91) Freeway in the Compton area.

The bicyclist was identified as Nelson Mariano Velez-Segovia, of Compton, according to the coroner’s office.

The crash occurred at 6:40 a.m. Thursday near Wilmington Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Velez-Segovia was in the No. 4 lane of the eastbound freeway when he was rear ended by a 51-year-old motorist driving a 2018 Toyota going roughly 55 miles per hour, according to a CHP news statement.

“(The motorist) was unable to avoid a collision and struck the bicyclist from behind,” according to the news statement.

Velez-Segovia was pronounced dead at the scene.  The motorist was not injured and not arrested.

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