Half Moon Bay Man Arrested in Hit-and-Run Death of Local Bicyclist

A 23-year-old local resident who apparently fled following the deadly crash, ultimately turned himself in to authorities, and was booked on suspicion of hit-and-run resulting in injuries, police said.

Approximate location of crash.  Courtesy: Google Maps
Approximate location of crash. Courtesy: Google Maps
Sheriff's officials are looking for witnesses in a recent deadly crash that claimed the life of a 67-year-old Half Moon Bay man.

The crash was reported Friday around 5:34 p.m., in the area of Highway 1 and Filbert Street, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

According to the agency, the bicyclist was traveling north on Highway 1-- in the walking/bike trail lane-- and was crossing Filbert Street when he was struck by a grey Honda sedan.  

The sedan was apparently turning westbound onto Filbert, and drove off after hitting the bicyclist, the agency said.

"The victim, a 67-year-old Half Moon Bay resident, sustained serious injuries as a result of the collision and was airlifted to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries," according to a statement from the sheriff's office.

The driver of the Honda eventually turned himself in that night to sheriff's officials. 

23-year-old Bernabe Cervantes-Alvarado, also of Half Moon Bay, was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run resulting in injuries at the local sheriff's station and was booked into the Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City, with bail set $50,000.

The crash is still under investigation and it's possible additional charges will be filed against Cervantes-Alvarado when the case is submitted to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office, the sheriff's office said.

Anyone who may have information about the crash is asked to contact Deputy Hui or Deputy Cheechov at (650) 363-4911. Anonymous tips may be reported to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office Anonymous Tip Line at (800) 547-2700.

– Bay City News Service contributed to this report.


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