Hit-and-run driver kills bicyclist in SLO

February 12, 2023



San Luis Obispo police officers arrested a driver who allegedly struck and killed a bicyclist Saturday night and fled.

Officers discovered a crumpled bicycle and a body lying on Higuera Street south of Prado Road. The bicyclist died at the scene.

For more than an hour, officers searched for the hit-and-run driver.

Shortly before midnight, officers located a grey sedan at the Silver City Mobile Home Lodge with damage to the front end and a cracked windshield. Police arrested a suspect at the mobile home park, and a tow truck towed the car.

Police have yet to disclose the identity of the suspect or victim.

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After following up on several leads, investigators were able to locate the suspect vehicle parked at a nearby residence. It was determined that Eduardo Torres was the other involved driver who struck the bicyclist before fleeing the scene. Torres was subsequently arrested and charged with CVC 20001 Felony Hit and Run and PC192(c)(2) Vehicular Manslaughter.