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Bicyclist from India killed by unlicensed driver on rural road, CHP says

A 52-year-old man on a bicycle described as a tourist from India was killed in a rural part of Fresno County after he was struck by a driver without a license, the California Highway Patrol said Friday.

The man was identified as Lal Singh on Saturday.

He was riding legally in the center of the westbound lane of Mountain View west of Thompson avenues about 6 p.m. Thursday near Selma, the CHP said.

Savannah Gomez, 19, of Selma drove up on the bicyclist from behind in a 2005 Audi sedan, according to the CHP. The sun was setting in the view of both the man and woman.

Gomez said she did not see the bicyclist before striking him from behind, CHP said. He was thrown to the ground and died at the scene.

Neither drugs nor alcohol were a factor, CHP said.

Gomez was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and for driving without a license. She was not in custody on Friday, according to jail records.

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