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Bicyclist killed in collision with car in Palm Springs

Update 3/14/23

The bicyclist was identified as Nelson Esteban, 58, of Palm Springs.

The driver, a 45-year-old man, was arrested on charges unrelated to the collision. He remained in custody as of Tuesday, March 14 on $10,000 bail.

Original Report 3/13/23

Police shut down a stretch of Ramon Road in Palm Springs Monday morning following a fatal collision that involved a car and a bicyclist. 

Ramon was closed to all traffic from El Cielo to South Compadre shortly before 5:00 a.m. and confirmed the bicyclist had died. The road was back open just before noon.

A driver in a small sedan appears to have struck a bicyclist at 4:45 a.m.  

A News Channel 3 crew at the scene observed one person being detained by police. Police later confirmed the driver was arrested on charges unrelated to the collision.

Police said it's still being determined whether drugs and/or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

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