A woman was killed after her bicycle collided head-on with an SUV on rural Mines Road south of Livermore on Sunday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The situation unfolded at about 2:30 p.m. on Mines Road south of San Antonio Valley Road in Santa Clara County, not far from Mount Hamilton.
At that time, a Land Rover driven by a 27-year-old man was traveling southbound on Mines Road while the bicyclist -- identified only as an adult female -- was riding northbound on the rural county road in the same area, according to Officer Ross Lee of the CHP-San Jose office.
"As the Land Rover entered a right-to-left curve in the roadway, the driver allowed the vehicle to drift over the center divider lines by approximately one to two feet," Lee said. "The bicyclist entered this same curve in the roadway, from the opposite direction, and while negotiating through the curve, allowed the bicycle to cross over the solid divider lines."
The SUV and bicycle collided, throwing the cyclist off her bike and onto the roadway, Lee said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office had not released the decedent's name as of Tuesday afternoon. The name of the SUV driver also has not been revealed publicly.
Lee said neither alcohol nor drugs appear to be factors in the crash based on the evidence thus far. The fatal collision remains under investigation by CHP-San Jose.