A grocery clerk riding his bike through an affluent neighborhood in Rancho Santa Fe to his home in Escondido was killed by a hit and run driver, authorities said.
The collision happened on the winding corner of Paseo Delicias and Via de la Valle around midnight, California Highway Patrol officials believe.( Fri Jul 06 13:02:16 PDT 2012 $__output )
The driver of an unknown car drifted onto the right shoulder of the road and struck the bicyclist, ejecting him from the bicycle.
Angel Bojorquez, 18, died upon impact officials said. The driver then fled the scene.( Fri Jul 06 07:04:16 PDT 2012 $__output )
The teenager's body wasn't found until about 2 a.m., when Rancho Santa De Patrol found him and called 911.
Authorities said Bojorquez, who was riding home from his job at Albertsons Grocery Store in Del Mar, was wearing reflective gear and should have been seen by the driver.
"At this point, we have very little evidence to go by and no witnesses," said Matt Boothe with the CHP. "We ask the public to please come forward with any information they might have."
An Albertsons spokesperson issued the following statement: "Last night, a tragic accident occurred involving one of our store associates. All of us at Albertsons are saddened by this loss and we extend our deepest sympathy to the associate’s family. We are working to provide support to store associates in light of this incident and also ask that the privacy of our associates be respected during this extraordinarily difficult time."
Anyone with information is being asked to contact CHP at (858) 637-3800.