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Elderly Cyclist Fatally Struck in Sacramento Traffic Incident

Sacramento, California, was the scene of a tragic accident on the morning of March 18th when a 70-year-old bicyclist was struck and killed. The California Highway Patrol reported that the incident took place near Ophir Elementary School on Lozano Road, just a short distance north of Chili Hill Road in the Ophir region. Local law enforcement received the call just before 11 a.m., and upon arrival, they discovered the bicycle accident had resulted in a fatality.

Initial reports confirm that the bicyclist collided with a truck. The identity of the deceased has not been released to the public as the next of kin have yet to be notified. The exact cause of the accident remains unknown as authorities continue their investigation. At this time, it has not been determined whether alcohol or drugs were contributing factors to the deadly crash. As investigators worked the scene, precautionary measures saw the nearby Ophir Elementary swiftly placed into lockdown.

CHP is leading the thorough review to decipher the series of events that led to this unfortunate event. Pending the outcome of these detailed inquiries, further details will be provided as they become available. The loss of life in such accidents casts a somber reminder of the dangers present on the road, particularly for more vulnerable road users like cyclists.

Source: Nationwide Report