Saturday, July 14, 2012

Local bicycle fatality (Updated).

Taken from the RGJ:

A bicyclist died Friday in Truckee while riding down Old Highway 40 near South Shore Drive, Truckee police Sgt. Allen McKay said. The man was taken to a Reno-area hospital after his accident at 9:35 a.m. Friday, McKay and a police report said. He was declared dead at the hospital, McKay said. The bicyclist was wearing a helmet, but he experienced massive head injuries, a report said.

Two officers working on the investigation patched a pothole within several hundred feet of the accident scene, McKay said. “I can tell you that there is a pothole near the scene of the accident,” he said. “Whether that pothole was involved has not been determined yet.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police Sgt. Robert Womack at 530-550-2323.

UPDATE:  The cyclist was Larry Sage. He was the director of Nevada County's Department of Environmental Health before retiring in 2005.

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