Sacramento Police Investigate Fatal Vehicle vs. Bike Crash

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What was supposed to be a fun-filled night ended as a nightmare.

“The bicyclist who was riding in the roadway was struck in the area,” Sacramento police Sgt. Justin Brown said.

According to Sacramento police, the cyclist was a man in his 40s. He died after being struck about 7 p.m. near the Auburn Boulevard and Morse Avenue intersection.

“Alcohol was not a factor. We will, during the course of the investigation, try to determine if speeds were a factor or not,” Brown said.

The victims identity has not been released.

However the driver’s fiancee told FOX40 off camera, he was heading back to a friend’s Super Bowl party to retrieve their cell phones, when suddenly she says the cyclist came of of nowhere.

Traffic investigators are now looking into the cause of the collision.

“We’ll look into speeds, the position of the cyclist, to try to determine what lane the cyclist was in. But what we do know is that the bicyclist was in the roadway. We will also take a look at the roadway and look to see if the bike had lights on it or not.”

According to the Sacramento Police Department, the driver is being cooperative. Auburn Boulevard will be closed off until at least midnight.

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