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Police make quick arrest following fatal hit and run crash which kills South Coast bicyclist

Oxnard Police Department
A 16-year-old died shortly after being hit.

Surveillance video helped identify the car.

There’s been an arrest in a hit and run collision on the South Coast which led to the death of a teenage bicyclist.

The 16-year-old boy was riding on Hemlock Street in Oxnard Wednesday night when he was hit by a car. The Port Hueneme teen died a short time later at a hospital.

A surveillance camera caught a car fleeing the scene. Oxnard Police started a search of the area, and found the vehicle abandoned nearby.

They identified the owner as Julio Cesar Sanchez. Investigators say they had evidence that the 36-year-old man was driving the car at the time of the collision. He was arrested on a vehicular manslaughter, and a felony hit and run charge.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.