By CBS13 Staff

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.

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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.

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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.

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Investigators say they do not suspect drugs or alcohol were factors.