Two bicyclists died after lumber on a flatbed truck apparently shifted and hit them as they rode alongside Silverado Path in Napa County on Tuesday morning, a California Freeway Patrol spokesperson stated.
Officers responded round 11 a.m. to a collision involving a three-axle flatbed truck on Silverado Path north of Oak Knoll Avenue, CHP Officer Vince Pompliano stated.
A preliminary investigation discovered that the 2 bicyclists and the truck have been each going north on the roadway when the load of lumber shifted on the flatbed and struck the bicyclists, Pompliano stated.
One bicyclist, a person believed to be about 50 years outdated, was pronounced lifeless on the scene. The second bicyclist, a girl believed to be in her 40s, was taken to Queen of the Valley Medical Heart and died there, the CHP spokesperson stated.
The truck driver, a 55-year-old man from Vallejo, stayed on the scene and cooperated with investigators, Pompliano stated. The reason for the collision stays beneath investigation.
That part of Silverado Path is 2 lanes, plus paved bike lanes. The highway was closed between Oak Knoll and Yountville Cross till about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday.
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