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Bicyclist, 52, killed on Central
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A 52-year-old Ceres bicyclist was killed early Wednesday morning as he was struck from behind by a pickup on a rural road and he was ejected.

The crash occurred on Central Avenue just south of Grayson Road south of Ceres. The California Highway Patrol received the first 911 call at 4:18 a.m.

The victim, Stacey Davis, was riding a 2010 Schwin Legacy without a helmet northbound on Central Avenue. The CHP said Billy J. Conley, 30, of Ceres, was also northbound at 50 to 60 mph and apparently did not see Davs riding in his lane. At the last seconds, Conley noticed Davis in the dark and unsuccessfully swerved to the left. However, the 2006 Dodge Ram struck the victim and bicycle on the front right. The victim landed partially in the northbound lanes, fatally injured.

The CHP said it's unknown if the bicycle was equipped with proper lighting as required by the California Vehicle Code.

Conley was not under the influence, said the CHP, but it's unknown if the victim was.