Pickup kills bicyclist in intersection

Bicycle AccidentSANTEE, Calif. — A pickup hit and killed a 48-year-old El Cajon cyclist in Santee, authorities said Friday.

Erik E. Gilbert was hit in the intersection of Vomac Road and Mast Boulevard about 5:20 a.m. Thursday, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Fire personnel, who were called along with sheriff’s deputies following the crash, found Gilbert with head injuries.

He was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital, where he died about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, the Medical Examiner’s Office reported.