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Coroner identifies bicyclist struck and killed on 47th Avenue

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has identified the bicyclist who was struck and killed in southern Sacramento County on Tuesday.

The coroner’s website lists him as Joseph Martinez, 55, of Sacramento.

California Highway Patrol Officer Michael Bradley said a car was traveling eastbound on 47th Avenue near 54th Street about 6:45 a.m. Tuesday when Martinez entered the path of the vehicle from the shoulder of the roadway.

The driver swerved but could not avoid hitting the bicyclist, throwing Martinez first into the windshield and then onto the pavement. The driver stopped and cooperated, authorities said.

Martinez died at the scene.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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