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32-year-old female bicyclist dies after colliding with pickup truck

Posted at 12:15 PM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 17:54:09-05

TEHACHAPI, Calif. — A 32-year-old female bicyclist was killed after colliding with a pickup truck on Monday afternoon.

The crash happened around 4:40 p.m. on Monday, January 28 at Comanche Point Road and Jacks Hill Road. According to CHP, a 32-year-old woman from Bakersfield was riding her Trek bicycle southbound on Jacks Hill Road, north of Comanche Point Road, approaching a posted stop sign at the intersection. CHP says a 47-year-old man from Tehachapi was driving a Ford F-250 eastbound on Comanche Point Road, west of Jacks Hill Road, also approaching the intersection. CHP says for reasons still under investigation, the bicyclist collided with the Ford F-250. The woman was ejected off of the bicycle and sustained fatal injuries.

CHP says it appears the woman was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The driver, as well as a 47-year-old female passenger from Tehachapi, were not injured in the crash.

CHP says driver impairment is not suspected.

Any witnesses to the crash are asked to contact Mojave CHP at (661) 823-5500.