Two bicyclists struck in hit-and-run crash; 1 killed

Two bicyclists were struck in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday morning in Woodland Hills, and one of them died of his injuries.

The crash was reported just before 1 a.m. on Winnetka Avenue near Gilmore Street, said a desk officer at the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Bureau.

The cyclists, both males, were traveling north on Winnetka when the vehicle struck them and then kept going, the officer said. They were taken to a hospital, where one of them died and the other remained conscious, he said.

The vehicle was described as a white Ford or Chevrolet ``utility style'' pickup truck with toolboxes on the sides and possible front-end damage. The motorist was described as a white man in his late 30s or early 40s, with ``close cropped'' hair on his head and facial hair.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call (877) LAPD-247.