A woman riding her bicycle died after being hit by a car in Carlsbad Wednesday morning, authorities confirmed.
The deadly accident happened just after 10 a.m. in the 4600 block of Carlsbad Boulevard, between Sequoia Avenue and Tierra Del Oro Street, the Carlsbad Police Department said, shutting down traffic on the busy roadways near the beach.
About 10 minutes after the crash, police said Carlsbad Boulevard was closed in both directions, between Tamarack Avenue and Cannon Road. Motorists were told to use an alternate route.
Police said the 59-year-old bicyclist was riding southbound in the bike lane when, for unknown reasons, she swerved into the number one lane. She was struck by an oncoming Ford Fiesta driven by a 64-year-old woman.
Police said the bicyclist was killed in the crash, while the driver remained at the scene and cooperated with officers.
The investigation is ongoing, but police do not believe the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. At this point, the driver has not been charged in the accident.
The victim's name has not yet been released. The San Diego County Medical Examiner's (ME) office said the woman lived with her husband in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.