San Marcos, CA–A 26-year-old male bicyclist was killed when an ice cream truck struck him at an intersection on Wednesday in San Marcos, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said.
Deputies responded around 8:09 p.m. to an unknown injury vehicle collision involving a bicyclist near the intersection of Pico Avenue and West Mission Road.
When deputies arrived at the scene they found a Ford Ice Cream truck collided with a bicyclist while turning west onto West Mission Road from the northbound lanes of Pico Avenue.
According to witnesses at the scene, the Ford was turning with a green light and the bicyclist was traveling southwest across the intersection against a red light. The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene and the 63-year-old male driver of the Ford did not sustain any injuries.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision and the bicyclist was not wearing a helmet. No arrests have been made at this time, authorities said.
The investigation is ongoing and being handled by the San Marcos Traffic Division.
Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Deputy Soto-Rodriguez at the Sheriff’s Department San Marcos Station.