An Oregon man was killed when he hit a guardrail during a bicycle race Saturday near Flaming Geyser State Park south of Black Diamond.
An Oregon man was killed when he hit a guardrail during a bicycle race Saturday near Flaming Geyser State Park, the King County Sheriff’s Office said.
The man was riding south on 218th Avenue Southeast near Southeast Green Valley Parkway in an organized race when he lost control of his bicycle and struck the guardrail, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where he died of his injuries.
The King County Medical Examiner’s Office had not identified the man as of Monday morning, but the cycling website VeloNews identified him as collegiate cyclist Randall Fox, 29. The website says his death occurred during a race hosted by the University of Washington.
In addition, USA Cycling posted on Facebook: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Randall Fox, who died Saturday in Washington while competing for Oregon State. His untimely and tragic death is heartbreaking, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and teammates.”
Fox was a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering and a graduate teaching assistant at Oregon State University, according to VeloNews.