A man was killed in a collision while riding a bike in Santee Monday afternoon.
Which is almost all we know about it right now.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports he was taken to a hospital with a grave head injury, where he died.
The driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Which should be a given, but sadly isn’t.
Sheriff’s deputies don’t think alcohol played a role in the crash.
Westbound Mission Gorge was closed for hours after the crash, suggesting that’s where the crash occurred; a street view shows a busy six lane divided highway with a double left turn lane and no shoulder.
Anyone with information is urged to call sheriff’s investigators at 858/565-5200.
This is at least the 64th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 10th that I’m aware of in San Diego County.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and all his loved ones.