The Riverside Press-Enterprise is reporting that another bike rider has fallen, in the unincorporated community of Winchester in Riverside County.
According to the paper, 25-year old Winchester resident Zachariah Doll was riding on Highway 79 at Patterson Avenue when he was run down from behind by the driver of a Chevy pickup at 3:18 this morning.
He was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:44 am.
The driver remained at the scene, and did not appear to be under the influence.
There’s other information available at this time, and no word on whether Doll had lights and reflectors on his bicycle.
A street view shows a narrow, two lane rural highway with no paved shoulders, and no visible speed limit sign.
This is the 49th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the fourth in Riverside County.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Zachariah Doll and all his family and friends.