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Young Bicyclist Killed by Driver in Milpitas But Police Offer Few Details

Police in Milpitas say a 17-year-old bicyclist, identified by the Santa Clara County coroner's office as Steven Lucatero of Milpitas, was killed by a driver last night on North Capitol Avenue, but authorities aren't offering very many details. According to a press release from the Milpitas Police Department:

On August 22, 2010, at approximately 7:28 pm, the Milpitas Police Department responded to the 500(B) N. Capitol Avenue for a reported vehicle collision involving a motorist and a bicyclist. Milpitas Police Officers and Milpitas Fire Department personnel arrived and located an unidentified male lying in the roadway. Milpitas Fire Department personnel pronounced the subject deceased at the scene. The female driver experienced a medical problem after the collision and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The accident is still under investigation. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (408) 586-2500, or via the Milpitas Police Department website.

We're attempting to get more information and will pass it along as we get it.

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