Bicyclist killed in Edna Valley crash identified
July 16, 2016
The California Highway Patrol has identified the bicyclist killed in Edna Valley on Thursday as 58-year-old Bridget Dawson of San Luis Obispo.
Dawson died Thursday evening after being hit by a car on Highway 227 south of Biddle Ranch Road. At around 6:45 p.m., a 53-year-old Oceano woman was traveling northbound on the highway when she drifted onto the right shoulder, where Dawson was riding.
Dawson was pronounced dead less than an hour later at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center.
It is unclear what caused the driver to drift onto the shoulder of the road. Investigators do not believe the driver was intoxicated at the time of the collision.