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Man dies after apparent bicycle crash along the 101 in Encinitas

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Emergency lights. (Ariel Camilo, FreeImages)

A man believed to be an Encinitas resident died in a bicycle mishap just after midnight Sunday, March 17, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department reported.

Deputies from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station responded to a bicyclist down in the 2700 block of South Coast Highway 101 in Cardiff at 12:07 a.m., according to authorities. Paramedics and deputies attempted life-saving measures, but the man died at the scene.

The 48-year-old man’s identity is being withheld pending notification of relatives, although he was believed to be a resident of Encinitas, the Sheriff’s Department reported.

Authorities stated that there was no evidence of a collision with a vehicle, and it was not known whether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the incident. An investigation is ongoing.

The Sheriff’s Department seeks anyone with possible information about the incident. THe North Coastal Sheriff’s Station Traffic Division phone number is 760-966-3500.