The California Highway Patrol is investigating why Santa Clara County Deputy James Council, 27, crossed the centerline on a right turn and hit the cyclists head on at about 10:30 a.m. Council, who had been with the department for 18 months, was put on administrative leave. He had started his 12 1/2-hour shift at 6 a.m.
Two witnesses said Council told them he had fallen asleep at the wheel, the Chronicle reported. [RIP. Peace to the families and to everyone who was involved.]
Source: The Journal of Competitive Cycling –