Lafayette police and sheriff’s deputies have closed a stretch of Reliez Valley Road after a collision between a cyclist and a semi tractor truck Thursday. The incident was reported at 12:28 p.m.
Lafayette Police Officers responded to the scene and found an injured male bicyclist on the ground. He was treated at the scene by Fire Department and ambulance personnel and transported to John Muir Medical Center, where he was later pronounced deceased.
The victim was identified as Martin Nelis, 54, of Pleasant Hill. Lafayette Mayor Don Tatzin, in a statement released Friday, said Nelis served as the Public Information Officer for the City of Pleasant Hill.
The Lafayette Police Department later located and impounded the truck involved in the collision and has interviewed the driver. Investigators asking that anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has any information is asked to contact the Lafayette Police Department at (925) 283-3680.