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A San Diego Sheriff’s cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

A bicyclist died following a collision involving an ice cream truck in San Marcos, law enforcement authorities reported Thursday.

An ice cream struck driven by a 63-year-old man struck a 26-year-old man on a bike while turning onto West Mission Road from Pico Avenue at around 8 p.m. Wednesday, according to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department.

The bicyclist was pronounced dead on scene. The truck driver did not suffer any injuries.

“According to witnesses on scene, the Ford was turning with a green light and the bicyclist was traveling southwest across the intersection against a red light,” said Deputy Juan Soto-Rodriguez.

Deputies say that alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision, and the bicycle rider was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

No arrests have been made, as the investigation is ongoing. No other information was available.

City News Service contributed to this article.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.