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Navajo Road in Apple Valley closed after a bicyclist was struck and killed

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Authorities investigated after a bicyclist was struck and killed Tuesday evening in the Town of Apple Valley. 

It happened at about 5:48 PM on December 19, 2023, near Navajo Road and Ottawa Road.

Firefighters responded to the incident and upon arrival, the pedestrian was located several feet away from the mangled bike in the middle of the roadway. The pedestrian, reported to be a male, was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

bicyclist struck and killed tuesday night in apple valley on navajo road

According to a witness, a white pickup truck stopped in the roadway, and the driver was seen cooperating with police.

Navajo Road was closed in both directions between Ottawa and Powhatan Road for the duration of the investigation.

The identity of the deceased will be released by the San Bernardino County Corner office pending notification of next of kin.

At approximately 6:30 pm, another vehicle versus pedestrian call was reported, this time in the City of Victorville. A female pedestrian was struck and killed at the intersection of Palmdale and El Evado Roads by a white Jeep Gladiator truck.

The investigation is being handled by the Apple Valley police department and additional information will be updated as it becomes available. 

UPDATE 12/20 – The deceased was identified as Gerald Duncan, 66, a resident of Apple Valley. Through investigation, deputies determined the white Chevrolet Colorado was traveling in the southbound #1 lane of Navajo Road approaching Ottawa Road. Duncan was riding his bicycle west across Navajo Road wearing dark clothing and was struck by the vehicle. 

Anyone with any information or anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Deputy G. Dominguez or Deputy T. Arlotti at the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station at (760) 240-7400 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or leave the information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.


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