Someone was killed riding a bicycle in Perris Friday afternoon.
But apparently, it’s asking too much to even release the most basic information about the victim, beyond their mode of transportation.
According to My News LA, the victim was riding at A Street and Redding Way around 2:55 pm when they allegedly rode through a stop sign, and was struck by a driver turning left onto eastbound A Street from Redding Way.
The victim died at the scene, despite the efforts of deputies to revive them.
The victim has not been publicly identified, and authorities have not released any description of the person killed.
Anyone with information is urged to call Community Service Officer Johnson of the Perris Sheriff’s Station at 951/210-1000, or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office at 951/776-1099.
This is at least the fourth bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the second that I’m aware of in Riverside County.
Update: The victim has been identified as 54-year old Riverside resident Diane Rotarius.
An autopsy is pending to determine her cause of death, which would seem to be apparent.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Diane Rotarius and her loved ones.