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Bicyclist dies in collision on El Camino Avenue

El Camino Avenue in North Sacramento was closed most of Tuesday afternoon following a fatal collision involving a bicycle and a pickup truck.

The bicyclist died in the crash east of Auburn Boulevard.

Officer Matthew McPhail, a Sacramento Police Department spokesman, said the collision was reported at 12:16 p.m. near Van Ness Street. He said both the bicyclist and the driver were westbound on El Camino when the collision occurred. Police are investigating the cause.

The Sacramento Fire Department responded and declared the man dead. McPhail said the pickup driver, the only occupant of the vehicle, remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

El Camino Avenue was closed to traffic between Princeton and Taft streets and reopened shortly before 4 p.m.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy