On the morning of June 6, a fatal bicycle accident involving a van occurred in Compton, according to officials.
The crash was reported at around 10:50 a.m. in the 1100 block of East Compton Boulevard.
Investigators say that the driver of the van attempted but failed to avoid hitting the bicyclist. After striking the bicyclist, the driver drove into a building.
The bicyclist died at the scene.
The driver sustained unknown injuries and was taken to an area hospital.
The damaged building—Compton’s Wall Street Realty—was preparing to have its grand opening later this week. Harvey Holt, owner of Wall Street Realty, said the business wants to hold a fundraiser for the victim’s family.
The investigation is still ongoing.