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Palo Cedro man killed riding his bike on Highway 89 near McCloud identified

Published On: Jun 17 2013 03:58:45 PM CDT
MCCLOUD, Calif. -

The man that was killed on Highway 89 just south of McCloud has been identified as 49-year-old Bill West of Palo Cedro.

West was riding on Highway 89 just south of McCloud when he was struck by a Dodge pickup driven by a man from Arizona.

Officers said the accident happened at 12:40 p.m. and that West died as a result of his injuries.

The driver of the pickup told officers he saw a Jeep ahead of him swerve to avoid the biker and he saw the man riding a specialized 30-speed bike but he was unable to avoid a collision.