November 23, 2014
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) - A 53-year-old Truckee man has been killed in an apparent bicycling accident near Donner Lake.
Larry Sage was declared dead Friday at a hospital in Reno. He was the director of Nevada County's Department of Environmental Health before retiring in 2005.
Police said Sage was wearing a helmet but still had suffered massive head injuries when they found him about 9:35 a.m. on Old U.S. Highway 40 on the west side of the lake near Donner summit.
Truckee police Sgt. Allen McKay said officers working the investigation patched a large pothole within several hundred feet of the accident near South Shore Drive but they haven't determined if it played a role in the crash.
Washoe County coroner supervisor Rudy Bein says the cause of death is pending.
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