Los Osos teen arrested in connection with deadly hit-and-run in SLO

Photo of a Bicyclist Riding His Bike

An arrest has been made in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a 22-year-old bicyclist in San Luis Obispo Tuesday night.

San Luis Obispo police say the suspect is a 17-year-old girl from Los Osos who reportedly admitted to officers that she had been drinking prior to the crash. 

The victim has been identified as Kennedy Love, 22, of San Luis Obispo, a landscape architecture student at Cal Poly, who police say lived nearby. 

San Luis Obispo police say officers responded to the area of Foothill Boulevard and Ferrini Road at about 11:30 p.m. and found Love unresponsive in the road. CPR was performed, but he died from his injuries.

Police say he was not wearing a helmet and it is unclear if lights on the front and back of his bike were on when he was hit. 

Police say witnesses reported seeing a vehicle with damage to the front driver’s-side window enter the Foothill Plaza parking lot. They say two females got out, appearing to be checking out the damage, before driving off.

The vehicle was found at about 1:00 a.m. abandoned on Tassajara Drive near Luneta Drive, according to police.

Officers say they then contacted the registered owner of the vehicle in Los Osos and it was at that time the teen confessed to hitting the bicyclist and admitted she had been drinking prior to the collision. 

She was arrested and faces charges of vehicular manslaughter, felony DUI and felony hit-and-run. Her name has not been released due to her age.

Police say they are speaking with the person who may have been with her at the time of the collision. It is not known if that person will face any charges. 

Foothill Boulevard was closed for several hours between Ferrini Road and Cuesta Drive while the investigation took place.

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