A bicyclist was killed in a collision with a car on the westbound side of Highway 126 and the eastbound side of Main Street in Piru just after 5:45 a.m. Tuesday.
“We were getting calls of a crash involving a car and a bicycle,” said Ryan Ayers, public information officer for the California Highway Patrol Moorpark office. “When our units arrived, they said there was a male cyclist who was hit and received fatal injuries.”
After an on-scene investigation took place, CHP officials determined the bicyclist may have been riding in the traffic lanes and the driver of a Nissan Sentra was unable to avoid colliding with the bicyclist, according to a CHP news release. The driver sustained minor injuries.
Ayers added there was no SigAlert as a result of the collision, but the westbound lanes of Highway 126 were partially closed from Piru Creek to Main Street, and the California Department of Transportation was diverting traffic into the eastbound lanes.
“We had one lane going eastbound and another going westbound. There was minimal traffic from the incident,” Ayers said.
The collision prompted a response from CHP, the Ventura County Fire Department and the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The bicyclist has not been identified, as officials are notifying the next of kin, Ayers said.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as information becomes available.