More bad news.
According to the Downey Patriot, a bike rider was killed in a collision with a semi-truck this morning.
The victim, identified only as a 47-year old Norwalk resident, was riding west on Stewart and Gray Road when he was struck by the truck traveling south on Bellflower Blvd.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver, a 59-year old Lakewood man, was questioned and released. He did not appear to be under the influence.
No word on how the collision occurred. A satellite view shows an intersection with four lanes in each direction, and right and left turn lanes on Steward and Gray.
This is the third bicycling fatality this year, and the first in LA County. And it’s the third in Downey in less than two years.
Update: The victim has been identified as 47-year old Norwalk resident Michael Keeler.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Michael Keeler and his loved ones.