A cyclist died after apparently being struck by two vehicles in Menifee, police said Sunday.
At about 10:45 p.m. Saturday, the cyclist was hit by a white truck while traveling westbound on Highway 74 west of Briggs Road, according to the Menifee Police Department.
Authorities said the driver was initially unsure what he hit due to how dark it was, but investigators later learned the cyclist was struck while crossing into the roadway.
The impact of the collision threw the cyclist into the eastbound lanes of the highway, where it appeared he was struck again by another vehicle, police said.
The cyclist, later identified as Alex Herrera, 43, of Lake Elsinore, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Riverside County coroner’s office.
The driver of the white truck remained at the location and cooperated with authorities, while the driver of the second vehicle left his license plate number at the scene before taking off, police said.
Officers later detained and questioned the driver of the second vehicle, which was registered in Hemet, and investigators determined that the driver may not have known he had hit another person at the time of the collision.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.
Police said neither of the drivers was suspected of being intoxicated when the collisions occurred.
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