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Senior Bicyclist Crashes Into Vehicle, Dies in W. Covina

Stephen Lozano, of La Puente, died at a hospital following the Thursday morning crash in West Covina.

A 63-year-old man died from injuries suffered when he turned his bicycle into the path of an oncoming Lexus driven by a Pomona man Thursday.

The accident was reported shortly before 9 a.m. on Gemini Street, east of Azusa Avenue, in West Covina, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Rodrigo Jimenez.

Stephen Lozano, of La Puente, was pronounced dead at Queen of the Valley Hospital, in West Covina, of blunt force head trauma, authorities said.

According to Jimenez, a 1996 Lexus driven by 34-year-old Pomona resident Ofelio Mondragon was heading west on Gemini, east of Azusa, when Lozano turned his eastbound bike from the sidewalk to the street into the path of the Lexus.

Mondragon was traveling about 25 mph but could not stop in time and crashed into Lozano, who was wearing a safety helmet but was traveling about 20 mph, said Jimenez, making the force of the impact 45 mph.

The crash was too severe and his injuries grave, the officer said.

No one was cited or arrested but the investigation was continuing, Jimenez said, and asked that anyone with information on the crash contact the Baldwin Park CHP Area office at 626-338-1164.

Lori Borrayo May 10, 2013 at 10:04 PM
THAT WAS MY GRANDFATHER AND YOU KILLED HIM. WHATS WRONG WITH YOU. IF YOU ARE LISTNING GRANDPA I LOVE YOU I WISH YOU WERE HERE. YOU DONT KNOW HOW MUCH PAIN YOU PUT OUR FAMILY THROGH NOT YOU GRANDPA . I HOPE YOU ARE HAPPY
Nick Lozano May 10, 2013 at 10:43 PM
Hey tio i hope ur chopin it up with my dad i'll trully miss u and always love tell dad u got to meet my son

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