The California Highway Patrol said the 49 year old man was riding on Highway 89 just south of McCloud when he was struck by a Dodge pickup driven by a man from Arizona.

Officers said the accident happened at 12:40 p.m. and the man died as a result of his injuries.

The driver of the pick up told officers he saw a Jeep ahead of him swerve to avoid the biker and he saw the man riding a specialized 30-speed bike but he was unable to avoid a collision.