San Luis Obispo County

SLO man struck and killed by vehicle in Kansas

Bicyclist was participating in Trans Am Bike Race

WICHITA COUNTY, Kan. - A San Luis Obispo man was killed Saturday evening in Wichita County, Kansas after he was struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle as part of a cross-country race.

KAKE, a news station that covers the state of Kansas, reported that the crash happened at around 10:10 p.m. local time on K-96 (a highway in southern Kansas.)

The cyclist was traveling eastbound on his Trek mountain bike when he was struck by a vehicle from behind.

The man died on scene.

He has been identified as Eric Fishbein, 61, of San Luis Obispo. Fishbein was participating in the Trans Am Bike Race, a cross-country race that begins in Astoria, Oregon and concludes in Yorktown, Virginia.

The Trans Am Bike Race released a statement on their Facebook page offering support to fellow riders and condolences to the Fishbein family.


KAKE reports that no one else was injured and the crash is under investigation.

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