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Champion cyclist Ethan Boyes dies after being struck by car in San Francisco

Hundreds mourn cyclist Ethan Boyes killed in Presidio crash
Hundreds mourn cyclist Ethan Boyes killed in Presidio crash 02:48

Champion cyclist Ethan Boyes died after being struck by a car earlier this week at a national park in San Francisco, U.S. Park Police said Friday.

Boyes was hit while riding his bike Tuesday afternoon around Presidio, a historic park south of the Golden Gate Bridge, authorities said. Boyes was taken to a hospital for treatment and later pronounced dead. He was 44-years-old.

The driver was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, the agency said.

Boyes had a storied career that included an age-group record in a 1,000-meter time trial in 2015. He was a 10-time national champion.

Ethan Boyes Memorial
A vigil is held for cyclist Ethan Boyes in San Francisco, California, after he was struck and killed in a crash, authorities said. April 8, 2023.  CBS Bay Area

"Beyond Ethan's athletic achievements, he was an upstanding member of the American track cycling community," USA Cycling said in a statement. "His loss will be felt at local, regional, national, and world events for years, as he brought a mixture of competition and friendliness to every race."

U.S. Park Police did not share further details about the fatal collision.

"Crash investigations are complex and require an analysis of a large amount of evidence and data," the agency said in a statement. "USPP detectives work in partnership with the United States Attorney's Office as the investigation progresses."

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition released a statement Friday remembering Boyes as a "beloved figure in San Francisco cycling."

"One traffic fatality is one too many," the group said.

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