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West Sacramento bicyclist hit by bus identified by coroner

A bicyclist struck and killed by a bus Saturday night in West Sacramento has been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office, police report.

Gregory Beard, 62, was riding a bicycle about 7 p.m. Saturday near the 4500 block of West Capitol Avenue when he was struck by a private charter bus that was carrying no passengers, said Sgt. Roger Kinney, West Sacramento Police Department spokesman.

Beard was transported to the UC Davis Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The bus driver remained on scene and cooperated with officers, Kinney said.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews