The Sacramento County Coroner's Office has released the name of a woman who died Monday evening when she was thrown from her bike and run over by a bus.
Rachel M. Martinez, 59, of Sacramento was pronounced dead at the scene after her bicycle collided with a Regional Transit bus at Florin Road and East Parkway in south Sacramento County.
California Highway Patrol spokesman Officer Michael Bradley said the accident occurred about 6 p.m. as the bus was eastbound on Florin Road at East Parkway.
He said Martinez was at the southeast corner of East Parkway as the bus was pulling up to a bus stop just east of her. The bicycle and bus collided, and the woman was propelled off the bike onto the ground. Bradley said she was run over by the right rear wheel of the bus.
Bradley said CHP investigators hope video from a nearby gas station and possibly from a red-light camera at the intersection will help provide more details about how the crash occurred.
Sacramento Regional Transit officials said they have launched an investigation, but said preliminary information suggests the woman's bike hit the bus.