The woman who was killed shortly before noon Sunday when her bicycle collided with a boat trailer at the entrance to the on ramp for northbound Highway 99 at Yosemite Avenue has been identified by the San Joaquin County Coroner’s Office as Tammie Leandro, 46, of Manteca.
Leandro pedaled her bike into the path of a pickup truck, striking the rear bumper of the vehicle before falling beneath the trailer, according to Manteca Police.
A half-dozen motorists ran to her aid but were unable to pull her from beneath the vehicle with her bike landing some 20 feet to the rear of the boat.
Search for man
in river continues
Search crews from San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office and the Stanislaus County Fire Department continued to assist Ripon first responders Tuesday in combing several miles of the Stanislaus River where farm worker Juan Carlos Acatitlan disappeared Sunday afternoon while swimming with his brother and a male friend near the Highway 99 bridge.
Ripon Police Chief Ed Ormonde said Tuesday evening that Sheriff department searchers covered the river for over three miles downstream.
Stanislaus County launched two personal water craft from a residence in Salida that was equipped with a ramp that enabled them to enter the river uncompromised. The river crew searched seven miles of shoreline in addition to some four miles of river water from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and planned to return this morning to continue their search.
Ripon Fire Chief Dennis Bitters has put out a stern warning to the public to beware of the swift and cold water in the river that can quickly immobilize swimmers costing them their lives.
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