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UPDATED: Teen Cyclist Killed by Car ID'd as Ex-Arcadia Student

Roger A. Lewis died late Tuesday night.

Updated: Roger A. Lewis died Tuesday at a hospital. He was pronounced dead at 9:53 a.m., Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Assistant Chief of Operations Ed Winter said.

Arcadia High School Principal Brent Forsee said Lewis, a junior, transferred last year and had many friends on campus.

"We're really concentrating on serving our current students and making sure that they have people to talk to. Our counseling staff has been meeting with kids, making themselves available, and our staff is also aware. Every time we lose a child it's a tragic event. Whether he is a current student or not, he's a child, and we grieve for that. And it's just another reminder for our students to be safe when they're walking or bike riding."

Original:  Arcadia High School student died late Tuesday of injuries he suffered from being thrown off of his bike after a motorist accidentally struck him over the weekend.

Several students and parents have identified the 16-year-old, but Patch will not publish his name until we receive confirmation from Arcadia Unified School District officials.

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The accident occurred shortly before 10 p.m. on Saturday at the intersection of Santa Anita Avenue and Duarte Road. 

According to the preliminary investigation report released by the Arcadia Police Department, the bicyclist was stopped for a red arrow in the southbound left turn lane. When the signal for southbound through traffic turned green, the bicyclist swerved to the right — straight into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

The vehicle struck the bicyclist, throwing him from the bike. The bicyclist, who police say was not wearing a helmet, suffered severe injuries when his head hit the pavement.

The unidentified 26-year-old driver, also an Arcadia resident, did not appear to be under the influence of alcohol, investigators said. DUI and toxicology results are pending for both the driver and the victim.  

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

Dont worry October 25, 2012 at 05:34 AM
A good friend of mine.. Gone but never forgotten. R.I.P Roger.
Sandra October 25, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Omg, how awful. Healing wishes for his family and friends - and the driver as well.
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