Bicyclist killed in Compton hit-and-run

COMPTON — A bicycle rider was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Compton today, according to deputies at the sheriffs' Compton station.

The accident at Compton Boulevard and Dwight Avenue was reported at 8:04 a.m., sheriff's Sgt. Peter Ramirez said.

The victim, described only as a male, was riding north on Dwight Avenue and was struck by a silver or gray 1990s Ford passenger van, possibly an Aerostar, that was traveling east on Compton Boulevard, Ramirez said.

The van was last seen going east on Compton Boulevard, he said.

The victim was treated by Compton firefighters, but died of his injuries, Ramirez said.

Sheriff's traffic investigators were assigned to the case. Anyone with more information about the driver or the vehicle was asked to call deputies at (310) 605-6500.