A bicyclist was killed Saturday as his bike veered off a road and fell down a ravine, according to authorities.
The apparent accident occurred shortly before 9 a.m. near the intersection of Stunt Road and Mulholland Highway in the Santa Monica Mountains south of Calabasas, California Highway Patrol Officer Ed Jacobs said.
"Our paramedics responded to the scene at 8:58 a.m.,'' said a L.A. County Fire Department dispatcher.
"The man's bike went off the road and down a ravine,'' the fire department dispatcher said. ''He died at the scene.''
The victim's identity was withheld pending notification of next of kin. He was in his 40s, according to the LA Times.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the CHP, Jacobs