San Jose

Female Bicyclist, 52, Struck by Car, Killed in San Jose

A bicyclist was killed Monday morning after colliding with a car in San Jose, police said.

According to Lt. Tom Sims, the deadly crash occurred around 8 a.m. near Chynoweth Avenue and Duesenberg Drive.

The motorist was heading to work when the female bicyclist was struck. The victim, identified as 52-year-old Rosa Maria Ruminski, of San Jose, was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation is ongoing and Sims said that it is unknown if speed, drugs or alcohol contributed to the collision.

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police, Sims noted.

"This is a very quiet neighborhood," he said, adding that a witness observed the incident and provided a statement to police.

Manuel Perez, who lives a few blocks away from the scene, said the speed limit in the area is 40 mph but pointed out that people often zoom by at 50 and 60 mph.

"Something you had hoped would not happen has happened," he said.

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