This is why we have a three-foot passing law.
Hesperia resident Ryan Dennis Angus was riding west on Ranchero around 8:27 pm when he was struck in the head with the wing mirror of a passing utility truck.
A street view shows a wide-open two lane roadway with a minimal dirt shoulder.
The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. No word on whether he will be ticketed or charged as a result of the crash.
However, this crash could not have happened if the driver had given the victim the minimum three-foot passing distance required by state law.
This is the 26th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the fourth in San Bernardino County. He is also the sixth bike rider to be killed in Hesperia since 2011.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Ryan Dennis Angus and his loved ones.