Bicyclist Dies After Being Struck By Car

On September 19, 2012 at approximately 5:45 p.m., Kristine Watson, a 46 year old from Plumas Lake, was driving a red 2011 Toyota Camry on westbound Elverta Road at 16th Street.  Ilya Gilevich, a 79 year old from North Highlands, was riding a green cyclone bicycle northbound on 16th Street at Elverta Road.  Gilevich failed to yield the right of way as he approached the intersection and began to ride across directly in front of the Camry.  Gilevich was struck by the Camry, ejecting him from his bicycle.

Gilevich was not wearing a bicycle helmet and was transported to Mercy San Juan Medical Hospital (MSJ) with head injuries.  Watson was not injured.

On September 21, 2012, at approximately 12:00 p.m., CHP personnel was notified by MSJ that Gilevich has succumbed to his injuries.