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Cyclist killed in crash in Chico

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CHICO, Calif. - Chico Police are investigating a crash between a vehicle and bicyclist on Friday evening that left the cyclist dead.

Police said the vehicle was headed north on Cohasset Road when it hit a bicyclist just after 5 p.m. Officers said the cyclist was in the roadway and not on the bike path that runs along Cohasset Road.

The cyclist died at the hospital.

Several witnesses in the area stopped to assist and had begun initial lifesaving efforts to the victim. According to witnesses the bicyclist was lodged beneath the vehicle.

Investigation teams where at the scene until 9 p.m. Friday marking the road and looking into what happened.

Police said alcohol is not a factor in the crash.

The name of the driver and the cyclist have not yet been released.

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