A Modesto-area cyclist was killed in a collision with a pickup shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday in Santa Rosa, the fifth death of a bicycle rider in the past 10 weeks on Sonoma County roads.
The crash occurred on a downhill stretch when a dark blue pickup turned left into the path of the cyclist, said police Sgt. Rich Celli.
The cyclist was visiting Sonoma County from the Modesto area, but the coroner was still attempting to notify the next of kin, Celli said.
The driver of the truck was identified as Adam Bigham, 22, of Sebastopol.
The cyclist, who was wearing the shorts and jersey of typical recreational cyclists and was riding a high-end road bike, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cyclist was in the right-hand lane and traveling with traffic at a speed that may have been as fast as 40 mph, the speed limit for the road on which he was riding, Celli said.
"The truck appears to have made a left-hand turn into the path of the cyclist and other traffic," Celli said. "We are still getting statements from witnesses. There were no skid marks indicating others had to take evasive action."
Celli said the district attorney's office will determine whether charges will be filed against Bigham.