Los Osos woman hit and killed while cycling with fiancé
October 31, 2014
A 25-year-old Los Osos woman died Wednesday after she was struck by a vehicle while bicycling with her fiancé. [KSBY]
Anna Deis was crossing Los Osos Valley Road east of Turri Drive around 6:40 p.m when an 86-year-old man driving a Lincoln Continental hit her. Deis was not wearing a helmet, and the crash threw her off her bicycle.
“Neither one of them saw the other one coming, and neither one of them could stop or avoid the collision,” said CHP Officer Richard Lee.
Emergency responders transported Deis to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center where doctors pronounced her dead just after 10:30 p.m.
Neither the driver, nor his passenger suffered any injuries in the crash.
Investigators say drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the collision.
Deis, who was an avid cycler, was only a few weeks away from marrying her fiance Jason Cooper. The couple’s wedding was scheduled for mid-November in Morro Bay.
Deis had raised $3,000 for the charity AIDS/Life Cycle and had signed up for a seven-day race in 2015. She also opted to be an organ donor, and doctors harvested her organs Thursday morning.