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Bicyclist Killed on I-80 in Berkeley Identified

The Alameda County coroner's bureau has released the identity of the bicyclist who was struck and killed by a truck on Interstate 80 when he tried to cross to the median divider early Saturday morning. He was Michael Arthur, 24, of Jamaica Plain, MA.

By Bay City News Service

The Alameda County coroner's bureau has identified a 24-year-old Massachusetts man who was struck and killed by a car while riding his bicycle across Interstate Highway 80 in Berkeley early Saturday morning.

The bicyclist, identified as Michael Arthur, of Jamaica Plain, Mass., was hit by a Ford pickup truck on eastbound Highway 80 near University Avenue around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Arthur was apparently trying to cross the lanes to the center divide, according to the CHP.

Arriving officers found the bicyclist down in the roadway and he was pronounced dead at the scene, CHP officials said.

The truck driver, a 41-year-old man from Mariposa County, was not injured in the crash and cooperated with investigators.

 Anyone with information about the fatal crash is asked to call the CHP at (510) 450-3821 or (800) TELL-CHP.

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Hugh Caley June 03, 2013 at 06:51 PM
My god, was he actually trying to bicycle across I-80?
Northguy June 05, 2013 at 10:22 AM
Who knows. They don't have any expressways in Jamaica Plain (there aren't many expressways in Boston at all), so maybe it's not something he's used to.

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