A bicyclist has died after colliding with the back of a big rig on Franklin Boulevard at 52nd Avenue in south Sacramento County.
California Highway Patrol spokesman Officer Michael Bradley said the crash occurred about 3:10 p.m. as a big-rig truck was making a right turn from southbound Franklin Boulevard onto westbound 52nd Avenue. He said a bicyclist, also traveling southbound on Franklin, collided with the trailer portion of the truck and was run over by the rear axle of big rig.
Bradley said the cyclist, thought to be an adult male, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.
The big-rig driver stopped, and neither alcohol nor drugs appear to have been factors in the collision, Bradley said.