Bicyclist dies after colliding with a car in northeast Bakersfield

John Rous was creator of Thanksgiving Day Pie Run

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - UPDATE (Nov. 14, 4:43 p.m.): The bicyclist who was killed Tuesday morning after colliding with a car in northeast Bakersfield was confirmed by friends to be the creator of the Thanksgiving Day Pie Run at Hart Park. 

John Rous was known around Bakersfield as an avid bicyclist. 

Officials say speed was not a factor in Tuesday's crash.

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UPDATE (Nov. 14, 3:51 p.m.): The bicyclist who was killed Tuesday morning after colliding with a car in northeast Bakersfield has been identified as Bakersfield resident John Rous.

Rous, 78, was reportedly riding a bike when he collided with a car on Old Alfred Harrell Highway, just north of Alfred Harrell Highway around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. 

Rous died at the scene from his injuries. CHP is investigating the collision.

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A man riding a bicycle died after colliding with a vehicle in northeast Bakersfield.

According to California Highway Patrol, they received calls about a collision involving a bicyclist and a Scion around 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

Officials said the driver of the vehicle was going eastbound on Alfred Harrell Highway and made a slight left when the bicyclist going westbound crashed into the vehicle.

Speed does not appear to have been a factor in this incident and the cause is still under investigation, according to CHP.

Officers have not released the name of the man on the bike who was pronounced dead at the scene.

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