Update: The cyclist was identified as Dylan Mitchell, of Clayton, and was 21 years old, the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s office said. The garbage truck and cyclist were traveling east on 16th Street toward South Van Ness. The truck driver made a right-hand turn onto South Van Ness, colliding with the cyclist. The cyclist was traveling at “a high rate of speed,” police said.
Police reported that at about 6:45 a.m. on Thursday, a male bicyclist collided with a garbage truck near 16th and South Van Ness Streets and died at the scene.
The truck driver stayed in the area and cooperated with law enforcement. Police said they do not suspect that alcohol or drugs were involved in the incident.
The driver of the truck did not realize at first that the rear of the vehicle had struck the cyclist, police said. The truck dragged the bike between 16th and 17th Streets.
Police are currently investigating the incident.