Bicyclist killed by alleged DUI driver in Chula Vista
CHULA VISTA (CNS) – A 29-year-old man was in custody Tuesday, accused of
killing a 44-year-old cyclist in Chula Vista while drunk at the wheel of a
Michael Reyes admitted he had been drinking prior to the collision at
East J Street and Dennis Avenue that killed David Voigt of Chula Vista late
Monday afternoon, according to Chula Vista police Lt. Lon Turner.
Shortly before 4:15 p.m., Reyes was driving a stolen silver Nissan
Maxima westbound on East J Street when he suddenly crossed into oncoming
traffic and struck Voigt as he was riding his bicycle, Turner said in a
The Maxima continued onto a sidewalk after striking Voigt, eventually
coming to rest after striking an SDG&E power pole and a tree.
Paramedics took both Voigt and Reyes to UCSD Medical Center, where Voigt
died and Reyes was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The Maxima was stolen out of National City earlier in the day, Turner
said, adding that property found inside the vehicle appeared to also be stolen.
Reyes faces multiple charges, Turner said.