Bicyclist Killed in Last Week's Collision Identified


The California Highway Patrol today identified the bicyclist killed in a March 23 collision on Herrick Avenue as Eureka resident Michael David Eagan. He was 75.

According to the CHP, Eagan was riding northbound on Elk River Road shortly before 5 p.m. when, for reasons yet to be determined, he passed into the intersection with Herrick Avenue and directly into the path of an oncoming Dodge Ram truck.

"The bicyclist was struck by the front left of the Dodge, resulting in major injuries," states a CHP incident report. Eagan was treated by emergency personnel but died at the scene.

The driver of the Dodge remained on scene and cooperated with police, according to the release.

The CHP asks anyone who witnessed the crash, or has related information, to call 822-5981. View the full incident report here.

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