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Cyclist Killed In Big-Rig Crash Near Davis During Bike Race

DAVIS (CBS SF) -- A bicyclist was killed in a crash Saturday morning while participating in an organized bike race known as the Davis Double Century in unincorporated Solano County near Interstate Highway 80, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported at 5:11 a.m. at the intersection of Sparling Lane and Tremont Road, adjacent to Highway 80 and just a few miles southwest of Davis.

According to the CHP, the bicyclist failed to stop at a stop sign before proceeding directly into the path of an oncoming Kenworth tractor pulling a set of double trailers at an estimated speed of 50 to 55 mph.

The victim, a 50-year-old Rocklin resident, was pronounced at the scene at 5:24 a.m., according to the CHP. Alcohol is not thought to have been a factor in the collision.

The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, according to the Solano County coroner's office.

Further details about the victim or the circumstances of the crash were not immediately available.

Traffic on Sparling Lane was shut down for more than two hours while officers investigated the crash, and was reopened around 7:30 a.m.

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