The Sacramento County Coroner's office has released the name of a bicyclist hit when he rode into the path of a Regional Transit light-rail train in Folsom on Wednesday.
He was identified as Michael Higgins, 48, of Folsom.
Folsom police spokesman Sgt. Jason Browning said the light-rail train had just left the station at Glenn Drive and Folsom Boulevard about 3:30 p.m., headed for Sacramento. As it crossed Parkshore Drive at Folsom Boulevard, Higgins rode into its path and was struck by the train.
Browning said a preliminary investigation indicates that Higgins was westbound on the the south side of Parkshore, riding on the wrong side of the road, against traffic. He said the bicyclist apparently ignored the crossing arms and bells warning of the approaching train and continued onto the tracks.