One person was killed in an auto vs. bicycle collision in the 500 block of Moraga Road Friday.
The rider was identified by coroner’s deputies Monday as Roger Russell, 77, of Moraga.
Shocked passersby reported a rider down in the center divide in the road in front of Rheem Center, fire and police arriving on scene to render life-saving aid. The driver of the Honda involved in the collision remained on scene and was cooperating with police.
Chief Jon King told News24/680 cameraman Craig Cannon that both the victim and driver were of “adult” age.
Russell was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:29 a.m. Police quickly shut down Moraga Road in both directions to facilitate their investigation into the fatal crash.
Russell’s mountain bike was at the scene for several hours after the crash.
We’ll have more on this very unfortunate story, the latest in several recent fatalities involving bicyclists on local roads, as additional details become available.