A 26-year-old man died Wednesday night when he was hit on his bicycle by an ice cream truck at a San Marcos intersection, sheriff’s officials said.
The truck collided with the bicycle at the intersection of Pico Avenue and West Mission Road shortly after 8 p.m. A witness told deputies the truck’s driver was turning west onto West Mission on a green light and struck the bicyclist, who was traveling southwest across the intersection against a red light.
The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet. He died at the scene before he could be taken to a hospital, officials said. His name was not released.
The 63-year-old driver of the truck was uninjured.
The investigation is ongoing, but sheriff’s investigators believe the bicyclist may have been under the influence of alcohol and that it was a factor in the crash,
sheriff’s Sgt. Chuck Morreale said. He said toxicology tests would be done to determine if the man was intoxicated.
4:00 p.m. March 24, 2022: This story was updated with additional details from the Sheriff’s Department.
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