May 18, 2015 10:22 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Highway patrol officers say the man who was hit by a truck and killed at the start of a Northern California bicycle race is 50-year-old Rocklin resident Ronald Cortez.
The Sacramento Bee reports the 200-mile Davis Double Century endurance race had just started when Cortez rode past stop sign about 20 miles southwest of Sacramento in Dixon and into the path of a tractor-trailer.
A California Highway Patrol news release says the 62-year-old driver hauling two double trailers at 55 miles per hour didn't have time to stop.
Double Century co-director Robin Neuman says this is the first death in the race in 25 years, and the first incident of its kind in the event's history.