Person killed by cement truck driver in Ontario crash; a bicycle likely belonging to the victim seen underneath the truck

A person was killed in a collision with a cement truck in Ontario Friday morning.

And there’s a strong likelihood that the victim was riding a bicycle.

According to KTLA-5, the victim was apparently in the crosswalk on Archibald Ave at the onramp to the eastbound 60 Freeway in Ontario when he or she was struck by the driver of a cement truck turning onto the ramp around 8:35 am Friday.

The victim, who hasn’t been publicly identified, died at the scene.

The driver told CHP investigators he believed the person was in the crosswalk at the time of the crash; an aerial view showed a tarp a few feet from the crosswalk.

When the driver pulled over a short distance later, there was a bicycle visibly lodged under the truck.

While it hasn’t been publicly confirmed that the victim was riding a bike, it seems pretty farfetched to conclude that the driver coincidentally ran over a bicycle and a pedestrian in separate incidents at nearly the same time.

If this is confirmed, it will be at least the 23rd bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the fourth that I’m aware of in San Bernardino County.

My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and all their loved ones.

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