Sanger man hit, killed on bicycle identified

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FRESNO COUNTY, California – A man on a bicycle who was hit and killed in Fresno County on Tuesday has been identified.

Around 7:40 a.m., the California Highway Patrol received a call of a traffic collision that occurred on McKinley Avenue east of Temperance Avenue.

Officers responded to investigate this collision.

Upon arrival, it was determined the collision involved a vehicle and a bicyclist.

The bicyclist was transported from the scene by American Ambulance to Community Regional Medical Center.

At the hospital, the bicyclist died due to his injuries.

He was identified Wednesday as Jack Viriyavong, 56, of Sanger.

Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that the driver of a Toyota Sienna was westbound on McKinley Avenue east of Temperance Avenue going around 45 mph.

Viriyavong was riding his bicycle west on the right shoulder of McKinley Avenue ahead of the Toyota.

For an unknown reason, the Toyota drifted onto the right shoulder into the path of the bicyclist and the front of the Toyota collided into the rear of the bicycle.

Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in this collision.

No other information was immediately available.

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