Modesto police are investigating an accident that left a cyclist dead early Monday.
At about 6:10 a.m., 79-year-old Arcadio Plancarte, pedaling a three-wheel cycle westbound on Maze Boulevard collided with a vehicle, according to Modesto Police Department spokeswoman Heather Graves. The cyclist was trying to make a left turn onto Carpenter Road and pulled into the path of the 1998 Chevy Prism.
The driver who initially struck the cyclist, 22-year-old Ryan Reeder, immediately pulled to the side of the road and attempted to provide assistance to Plancarte. A vehicle behind Reeder also hit the cyclist but continued on its way, Graves said. The impact of the collision threw the cyclist into the westbound lanes of Maze, where he was struck by multiple vehicles. Only one of those drivers stopped, Graves said.
The body remained in the road past 8:30 a.m. as police began an investigation. Graves said at that time that the street would be closed off for at least a couple of more hours.
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Police have identified two vehicles being sought in the crash as a black sedan and a Mini Cooper, Graves said. Investigators ask that anyone who was involved in the crash or witnessed it contact Crime Stoppers.