Bicyclist, 59, killed in collision with minivan in Rio Linda, CHP says

A bicyclist was killed in a collision with a minivan Sunday night in Rio Linda, the California Highway Patrol said.

The crash happened about 7:23 p.m. near Elkhorn Boulevard and Cherry Lane, CHP North Sacramento said in a news release.

A 59-year-old Sacramento man was pronounced dead at the scene after colliding with a Toyota minivan, the CHP said.

The minivan was driving westbound on Elkhorn Boulevard with a green light, when the bicyclist apparently entered the roadway via the Sacramento Northern Bike Trail and ran the red pedestrian/bicyclist signal, according to CHP’s news release.

The driver, a 43-year-old Clovis resident, remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. No arrests were made, and drugs and alcohol are not suspected as factors in the collision.

The identity of the victim will be released by the coroner’s office pending notification of family.

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