BERMUDA DUNES (CBS) — A 44-year-old bicyclist was killed Saturday after being struck by a vehicle in Bermuda Dunes, a county fire department spokeswoman said.
A second cyclist the victim was riding with was also struck but not seriously injured.READ MORE: Restraining Order Issued Against Atlas Metal; Mountain Of Scrap Metal Towering Over Jordan High School Called A 'Public Nuisance'
Mark Ledbetter, of La Quinta, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The accident was reported at 7:04 a.m. in the 79900 block of Country Club Drive, just west of Avenue 42, said Jody Hagemann of the fire department.READ MORE: Fellow Student Killed Kristin Smart During Attempted Rape At Cal Poly Dorm, Prosecutors Allege
It was not immediately known if the motorist was cited or arrested. Indio police were called in to temporarily close part of Country Club Drive near the Bermuda Dunes Airport, according to the CHP.
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