Bicyclist Killed in Crash on Dehesa Road
Craig Nelson Arrested in Fatal El Cajon Accident
El Cajon, CA (January 20, 2020) – A man was killed in a bicycle crash in El Cajon. The fatal accident occurred on the morning of January 20 on Dehesa Road.
A bicyclist was in the bike lane on Dehesa Road, near Willow Glen Drive. At the same time, Craig Nelson, 56, of Julian, was driving a Mitsubishi Mirage.
Nelson traveled into the bike lane and rear-ended the bicyclist. The bicyclist was ejected and fell onto the road. Nelson fled the accident scene. He then parked his car and jumped into nearby brush. He was found by a helicopter.
The bicyclist was taken to a local hospital, where he later died. Nelson was arrested and taken to jail. He faces charges of vehicular manslaughter and felony hit and run.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of the victim.