Motorist suspected of killing bicyclist in hit-and-run near Hemet

A motorist allegedly fatally struck a 62-year-old bicyclist just west of Hemet, then fled the scene in his SUV but was ultimately apprehended, thanks to witnesses, authorities said. Carlos Arturo Acosta, 38, of Homeland was arrested Thursday, Feb. 10, and booked into the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning on suspicion of hit-and-run resulting in death, as well as driving on a suspended license. Acosta is being held on $75,000 bail.According to the California Highway Patrol, the suspect was driving his 2008 GMC Acadia in the area of California and Stetson avenues when he allegedly plowed into the bicyclist, identified only as a Hemet man, shattering the victim’s bike and hurling him a short distance from the impact point.Officer Jason Montez alleged that Acosta did not stop, s
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