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Bicyclist dies after being struck by two vehicles

A male bicycle rider died after he was struck by two vehicles early Tuesday morning near Santa Rosa, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The victim was not in a designated bike lane as he rode south on Petaluma Hill Road at Hopi Trail in unincorporated Sonoma County between Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park around 12:15 a.m., CHP Officer Marcus Hawkins said.

He was struck by a southbound 2009 Ford Focus driven by a 28-year-old Santa Rosa woman south of Yolanda Avenue. He was ejected from the bicycle and landed in the southbound lane, where a 2017 Subaru Legacy driven by a 28-year-old Rohnert Park woman struck him, Hawkins said. Both drivers remained at the scene and the CHP does not believe either was impaired, Hawkins said.

The bicycle rider was wearing all dark clothing, and investigators do not know if he was impaired, Hawkins said. His identity is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin.

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