Married Nike HQ workers killed during cycling trip when lumber slid off truck, hit them

4 month ago

Napa Valley news, California news.

An Oregon couple working for Nike HQ died in a crash earlier this week while on a cycling trip in Napa Valley, California.

Authorities said that Christian and Michelle Deaton, aged 52 and 48 respectively, were riding their bikes on Silverado Trail Tuesday morning when a flatbed truck driver tried to pass them.

The truck was carrying a lumber that fell onto the road hitting the couple biking on the right side.

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    “To see two people lose their lives in this manner is really tragic and unsettling,” said Kara Vernor from the Napa County Bicycle Coalition.

    “Silverado trail is on the high-injury network. So, data does show that there are more severe and fatal collisions on that road than many of the other roads in the county.”