A 54-year-old Tracy man was killed on July 16 when his bicycle struck a car on West Grant Line Road near the San Joaquin Delta College Mountain House Campus.
The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department identified the cyclist on Monday as George Sartor.
California Highway Patrol officer Hector Davila said the accident occurred shortly after 5:30 p.m. on West Grant Line Road at the intersection with Central Parkway, a road that leads to the Mountain House college campus.
Davila said that according to witnesses, Sartor was heading east on Grant Line approaching the three-way stop as a Ford Focus in the westbound lanes turned left from the turn lane to go south on Central Parkway into the campus.
CHP Sgt. Robert Rickman said that witnesses reported that the bicyclist ran through the stop sign and struck the car broadside in the right rear door area as it turned.
Sartor was wearing a helmet when he hit the car, but Rickman said that blunt force trauma from the impact killed him.
Rickman said the CHP believed the bicycle was traveling about 35 mph when it struck the car, but the investigation is ongoing.
The impact broke the frame of the bicycle, a Leopard Cycles DC1 road bike. It also caused what Davila described as “significant damage” to the car.
The driver of the Focus, a 20-year-old woman from Manteca, was uninjured. Sartor was riding alone, and no one else was involved in the crash, Davila said.