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Charles Mentzer Victim of Hit-and-Run Bicycle Crash on Foothill Boulevard in Sunland

Charles Mentzer Killed in Sunland Bicycle Accident on Foothill Boulevard at Oro Vista Avenue

Sunland, California (September 10, 2019) – Authorities identified the bicyclist who died after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash last month in Sunland.

According to the authorities, Charles Mentzer, 55, of Tujunga, died about two weeks after the collision.

The incident occurred at about 2:15 a.m. on August 23 on Foothill Boulevard at Oro Vista Avenue.

Police said Mentzer was riding his bicycle westbound on Foothill Boulevard when he was hit by a white, possibly older-model Toyota Prius. The car was possibly heading in the same direction as Mentzer at the time of the accident. The victim was knocked off his bike and thrown into a parked vehicle.

The driver of the car failed to stop after the incident and remains at large.

Mentzer was taken to a hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries on September 3rd, as per the coroner’s office.

Police continue looking for the hit-and-run driver.

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