Early this morning, May 16, 2015, at 5:10 am, the CHP responded to a report of a traffic collision with an ambulance responding on Sparling Ln. at Tremont Rd. involving a bicyclist and a truck. It was reported the bicyclist was down and unresponsive. Upon the arrival of Paramedics, the bicyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene.
During the investigation it was determined a 50 year old Rocklin man was participating in an organized bike race, the Davis Double Century. He was riding North Bound on Tremont Rd, approaching the intersection of Sparling Ln. Traffic on Tremont Rd. has a stop sign posted at the intersection, while traffic on Sparling Ln. is uncontrolled straight through without a stop sign.
Jose Rios, 62, was driving his Kenworth Tractor pulling a set of double trailers, East Bound on Sparling Ln at approximately 50-55 MPH. The Bicyclist entered the intersection, failing to stop at the posted stop sign and directly into the path of the Kenworth Tractor Trailer. The Kenworth could not stop in time and ran over the bicyclist. Alcohol was not a factor in this collision.
Sparling Ln. was completely shut down for approximately two and a half hours during the investigation and reopened at approximately 7:30 am, with little to no impact on traffic. Race organizers re-routed the race at the intersection of Tremont Rd., at Robben Rd.