A 24-year-old Alhambra resident, Jocelyn Young, was biking with her boyfriend early Sunday morning in Pasadena when she was hit by a car and killed in a hit-and-run, according to multiple press reports. An Alhambra man, Nicholas Avila, was arrested and booked on suspicion of hit-and-run and driving under the influence.
The Pasadena Sun reports:
Young and her boyfriend were riding their bicycles at about 1 a.m. on Los Robles Avenue near Cordova Street when she fell off her bike. Young then was struck by a Dodge pickup truck traveling south on Los Robles Avenue. The driver of the truck continued south on Los Robles without stopping. Pasadena paramedics responded and took Young to Huntington Memorial Hospital, where she later died of her injuries.
The car was reportedly followed to Alhambra where Avila was arrested and held in Pasadena jail in lieu of $100,000 bond. Authorities, however, are not filing charges at this point, according to the Pasadena Star-News. He will likely be released later today pending further investigation.
"It's a real tragic accident and a complex case and we have to make sure we're taking our time to make sure that every aspect of the case is thoroughly investigated before we present our case to the D.A.'s office," Traffic Lt. Randell Taylor told the Star-News. "We like to err on the side of caution and be thorough."
Young was a graduate of University of Oregon, according to Bike Portland. "She was such an always-on wonderful presence. Always warm and cheerful," Andrew Plambeck, a classmate, told Bike Portland. "So, so sad. Another wonderful, unique person killed senselessly in the road."