California cyclist dies in Kansas during cross-country race

Eric Fishbein a cyclist in the Trans Am Bike Race died after being struck by a car in western Kansas Saturday

Eric Fishbein a cyclist in the Trans Am Bike Race died after being struck by a car in western Kansas Saturday

According to a Kansas Highway Patrol crash report, 61-year-old Eric Fishbein of San Luis Obispo was killed after being hit by a auto in Southwest Kansas on Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene, KAKE said.

Carrasco and a passenger Jesus Antonio Castillo, 27, Scott City, were transported to the Wichita County Hospital. A 2-year-old boy also was in the vehicle, but wasn't hurt.

According to the Trans Am Bike Race website, the event is a self-supported road race covering approximately 4,300 miles across 10 states "at break neck speed".

The rider, Eric Fishbein, was on the roster for the Trans Am Bike Race, a coast-to-coast challenge that starts in Astoria, Ore. and ends in Yorktown, Va. We urge all to take the time to find the quickest path to healing.

Fishbein's death comes less than three months after that of a past victor of the Trans Am Bike Race, British ultracyclist Mike Hall.

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