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CHP: Cyclist found dead on road identified

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From page A4 | March 28, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Authorities have identified the bicyclist killed Wednesday by a hit-and-run driver along Putah Creek Road.

Dan Taylor, 71, of Alamo, was pedaling eastbound on the two-lane country road about a mile east of Interstate 505 around 5 p.m. when he was struck head-on by an unidentified vehicle that crossed into the oncoming lane while speeding at 55 to 60 mph, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Taylor was warming up for a nearby timed interval bicycle race when he was run down. He suffered multiple internal and head injuries from the impact and was found shortly after the crash in the dirt of a roadside orchard.

CHP investigators found evidence that the vehicle that struck Taylor is light-colored with front-end damage, including broken light lenses. They believe the vehicle struck a tree in the orchard before fleeing the scene toward Winters.

Anyone with information about a vehicle with that type of recent damage or with details about the crash can contact the CHP at 428-2100.

Taylor was not just an avid cyclist, he was a top national cycling competitor. He recently was riding for Team Hammer Nutrition. Taylor was a father and grandfather and won second place in the time trial National Championships in Bend, Ore., in September 2013. Taylor covered the 38.8-mile road course to Mount Bachelor in 2 hours, 14 minutes, according to USA Cycling.

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Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.
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  • CD BrooksMarch 28, 2014 - 7:45 am

    My sincere condolences to Mr. Taylor’s family and friends.

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  • Kene WinstonMarch 28, 2014 - 9:55 am

    as a resident, it's upsetting to see these cyclist in our neighbor hoods. some are causing unsafe driving conditions and unexplainable traffic.

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  • Jose MadreMarch 28, 2014 - 10:43 pm

    Wow Kene....I hate Lance Armstrong wannabes too, but wow. The car swerved and hit him. Not okay and not the poor dead guys fault.

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  • J foxMarch 31, 2014 - 8:33 pm

    What could be more unsafe than being run down by a vehicle? Car vs. vehicle? Guess which one needs to be concerned. Bicyclists have exactly the same rights of access to these roads as drivers, but in fact, three feet of clearance when passing a cyclist is the law and simple courtesy and common sense. Winter's ability to attract cyclists to the area is an asset that generates thousands of dollars in annual revenue and helps keep small businesses viable and people employed. I can't fathom how you could turn this death and possible murder into an example that could ever be justified in any remote way.

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  • CD BrooksApril 01, 2014 - 6:33 am

    J Fox, what could be more dangerous than practicing illegal and unsafe riding practices putting you in harm’s way? Courtesy and common sense goes both ways right? Interesting you cited the three feet rule but didn't mention the fact riders are bound by the same laws as drivers. Sure stupidity and anger play roles here from both sides and that is unfortunate, but nobody should die because of it and there is no justification. Enforcement is the problem it doesn't exist and until it does we’ll continue seeing more of this.

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  • S KApril 01, 2014 - 7:29 am

    Apparently not the case here, but as I go walking, it is amazing how many bike riders I see riding OPPOSING traffic, when they are supposed to be traveling in the same direction as traffic. Pedestrians are supposed to walk, particularly ff there is no sidewalk, facing traffic.

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  • rlw895April 01, 2014 - 7:43 am

    SK: And invariably not wearing a helmet. Eliminating such people will help cleanse the gene pool. Don't worry about it;-).

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