Fatal Vehicle vs Bicyclist Accident on SR-129 This Morning

Santa Cruz, CA…On July 24, 2013, at approximately 0551 hours, a vehicle vs. bicyclist collision occurred on SR-129, east of Coward Road.  The bicyclist was traveling eastbound and for an unknown reason veered into the eastbound traffic lane, directly in front of a Ford Mustang that was traveling eastbound.  The Ford Mustang collided with bicyclist and the bicyclist landed in the westbound lane.  A Ford pickup was traveling westbound, approaching the location of the bicyclist and struck the bicyclist.  The bicyclist was not wearing any safety equipment or lighting and was declared deceased at the scene.  Officer Nelson is handling the investigation. Toxicology results are not available at this time.