RIVERBANK — Authorities on Tuesday identified a bicyclist who was fatally struck by a car in Riverbank as 16-year-old Bruno Diaz of Riverbank.
He wasn't wearing a helmet and his bicycle didn't have lights or reflectors as he rode north on Terminal Avenue at 4:35 a.m. Monday.
Kyle Massey, 21, of Riverbank was driving a 1993 Jeep Cherokee in the same direction when he saw the bicyclist at the last moment. He tried to stop, but the right front of the Jeep hit the bicyclist, who was thrown off and pronounced dead at the scene.
No citations have been issued, and authorities said they do not suspect that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the accident.