CARMICHAEL (CBS13) — Authorities are investigating after a bicyclist who was reportedly holding onto the back of a pickup truck died after crashing off the road in Carmichael Thursday night.
California Highway Patrol says, around 8 p.m., officers responded to the area of Manzanita Avenue and Moldrow Drive.READ MORE: Driver Suspected Of Intentionally Running Over 2 People, Killing Woman, In Modesto
Officers found that a 19-year-old Sacramento man had crashed his bicycle off the side of the road and into a tree. Witnesses said the rider had been holding onto the back of a pickup truck and then let go, sending him off at around 40 mph.READ MORE: Sacramento SPCA Celebrating Opening Of New Animal Hospital
The man was pronounced dead at the scene by medics, officers say.
It’s unclear what happened to the pickup truck that was reportedly involved.MORE NEWS: Call Kurtis: Lincoln Couple Fined $350 For Car They Sold 5 Years Ago
Investigators say they do not suspect drugs or alcohol were factors.