SAN JOSE -- A bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run crash as he rode on the Taylor Street overpass of Highway 87 near downtown around 3:25 p.m. Monday.
Police went to the busy overcrossing on reports of a man down in the roadway, and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Eastbound lanes of Taylor were closed from the overpass to Coleman Avenue, and the man's body remained underneath a yellow tarp at the scene hours after the accident. A mangled black bicycle laid on the road nearby and a pair of shoes could be seen about 50 feet from the body.
No information about the man's identity or a suspect vehicle was immediately available.
According to San Jose police, it marked the city's 19th traffic-related fatality of the year. Earlier Monday, a 40-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle crash that police believe was alcohol-related.
The 18-year-old driver of the vehicle in that accident was taken to the hospital for non life-threatening injuries and is expected to be booked into jail on suspicion of felony driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, according to police.
Anyone with information about the crime can contact the San Jose police traffic division at 408-277-4654, or, to remain anonymous, may call Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-7867 or visit tipsubmit.com.
Contact Eric Kurhi at 408-920-5852. Follow him at Twitter.com/erickurhi.