MERCED, California – The Merced Police Department is investigating a fatal vehicle versus bicycle crash Wednesday afternoon.

It happened around 1:15 p.m. at Olive Avenue and Highway 59. A 57-year-old man was driving northbound on the highway, getting off on Olive Avenue.

When the light turned green, he struck the bicyclist who was riding next to him.

The victim was pronounced deceased at Mercy Hospital.

Drugs and alcohol do not seem to be a factor, and the driver is cooperating with the investigation.

Anyone with information about the fatal crash can contact the Merced Police Department Traffic Division at 209-388-7719 or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at 209-385-4725.