SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — A 26-year-old man died Wednesday night after being struck by an ice cream truck in central San Marcos, according to KUSI.
The San Diego Sheriff’s Department said the fatal accident occurred on West Mission Road near Pico Avenue at about 8:00 p.m.
An early investigation indicates the cyclist failed to stop at a red light and continued traveling southwest through the intersection. Moments later, he was hit by the Ford ice cream truck that was making a turn on a green light.
Deputies confirmed the rider died from his injuries at the scene.
Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the crash, but authorities noted the victim was not wearing a helmet at the time.
An investigation remains in progress. As of this writing, no arrests have been made.
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