The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office on Friday confirmed the identity of the woman who died after her bicycle and an SUV collided on rural Mines Road south of Livermore last weekend.
The cyclist, who was pronounced dead at the scene following the head-on crash, was 49-year-old Fremont resident Ellen Mai Le.
The collision occurred at about 2:30 p.m. last Sunday (Feb. 6) and involved a Land Rover traveling southbound and a bicyclist riding northbound on Mines Road south of San Antonio Valley Road across the border in Santa Clara County not far from Mount Hamilton.
"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," California Highway Patrol Officer Ross Lee said at the time. "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 head-on, according to the CHP, and Le was knocked off her bicycle and struck the ground, causing major injuries that proved fatal.
The SUV driver, a 27-year-old man whose identity has not been released, was reportedly uninjured.
Officer 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.