Woman struck and killed while riding her bike in Paradise

Paradise Police Department

A woman on a bicycle was fatally hit in Paradise Friday night.

According to police, the victim was riding a bicycle Friday night when she was struck, tossed into another lane, and then fatally struck by another vehicle.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers found the victim pinned under a vehicle.

Their investigation found that the victim was riding her bicycle in the eastbound lane of Elliott Road and was struck from behind by an eastbound motorist, identified as 70-year-old Donna Mikel. The force of the collision threw the female bicyclist into the westbound lane where she was then struck by a westbound motorist, identified as 21-year-old Jessica Raschka.

Neither speed nor alcohol are believed to be a factor in the collision.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Paradise Police Department.

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