A man who was struck and killed by a vehicle while bicycling in
Antioch Wednesday evening has been identified as 70-year-old Dave Combs Jr.
Combs, of Antioch.
Combs was bicycling when at about 5:40 p.m. he was
struck at the intersection of West 18th Street and Auto Center Drive.
Police and emergency medical personnel responded to the area upon
hearing a report of the crash and found Combs lying on the ground suffering
from head and leg wounds, police said.
Combs was transported to a hospital but succumbed to his injuries
at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, according to police.
Police said witnesses reported that Combs was riding north on Auto
Center Drive and was crossing the intersection of West 18th Street against a
red light when he was hit by an oncoming vehicle.
Witnesses told investigators that the driver, identified by police
as a 21-year-old Antioch man, was traveling west on West 18th Street through
a green light when he struck Combs, police said.
The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the police
Police have not confirmed whether he was wearing a helmet at the
time of the collision.
Anyone with information about the collision is encouraged to
contact Antioch police at (925) 779-6894 or text an anonymous tip to 274637
(CRIMES) using the keyword ANTIOCH.