The Solano County Coroner's Office released the name of the bicyclist who was killed Sunday while riding his bike along Highway 113 near Cook Lane in Dixon.
Robert White, 57, of Ryde (unincorporated Sacramento County) was killed instantly when he was hit from behind by Orange resident Taylor Boe, 21, according to the California Highway Patrol. Both men were driving north along the highway, White in a Diamonback Sorrento mountain bike and Boe in a 2003 Hyndai Tiburon.
The accident took place around 1:59 p.m., Sunday; the Dixon Fire Department arrived on the scene but could not save White's life. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
White wore a helmet, according to the fire department, and the cause of the accident is under investigation. Police said that Boe was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the wreck.
The CHP however said that they are talking to witnesses, who told them earlier that Boe was driving either at or just above the speed limit of 55 miles per hour. Boe was on his way to meet with family in Vacaville at the time of the accident according to the CHP.
Meanwhile, White's family is attempting to come to terms with the loss of their loved one.
White's daughter, Sonoma resident Angela White, wrote on the pages of Dixon Patch: "He was always careful when he rode his bike, he loved doing it and should be able to ride his bike wherever he wants, as we all should. Drivers are too busy doing everything else but driving these days, this was completely avoidable and now my father is gone. I will never be the same."
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Anyone who witnessed this accident in encouraged to contact the CHP at (707) 428-2100.