A woman has been killed in a collision while riding her bike in Big Bear.
And as usual for the Inland Empire, there’s almost no information available. Except this time, there’s an LA connection.
According to the San Bernardino Sun, a 56-year old Los Angeles woman was stuck by a driver around 10:50 Monday morning at the intersection of Menlo Drive and Butte Drive. She was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 11:33 am.
The San Bernardino County coroner reports her ID is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
No word on the identity of the driver, or how the collision occurred.
A street view shows a T-intersection with a two-lane road on Menlo connecting with a narrow, single lane roadway on Butte.
This is the 28th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the fifth in San Bernardino County. That compares with 47 bike-related deaths this time last year.
Update: The victim has been identified as Karen Antonich, who was riding with a partner when she was struck by a driver headed east on Butte Drive.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Karen Antonich and her loved ones.