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Champion cyclist dies after being hit by car in San Francisco

Hundreds mourn cyclist Ethan Boyce, who died in the Presidio crash

Hundreds mourn cyclist Ethan Boyce, who died in the Presidio crash


Champion Cyclist Ethan Boyce has died After a car crashed into a national park in San Francisco earlier this week, U.S. Park Police said Friday.

Boyce was hit while riding his bike Tuesday afternoon around the Presidio, a historic park south of the Golden Gate Bridge, authorities said. Boyce was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was 44 years old.

The driver was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, the agency said.

Boyce had a storied career that included an age-group record in the 1,000m time trial in 2015. He was a 10-time national champion.

Ethan Boyce Memorial

A vigil has been held for San Francisco, Calif. cyclist Ethan Boyce, after he died from injuries sustained in a crash, authorities said. April 8, 2023.

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“Beyond Ethan’s athletic accomplishments, he was an outstanding member of the American track cycling community,” USA Cycling said in a statement. “His loss will be felt at local, regional, national and world events for years to come, as he brought a mix of competition and camaraderie to every race.”

U.S. Park Police have not shared further details about the fatal collision.

“The crash investigation is complex and requires the analysis of a large amount of evidence and data,” the agency said in a statement. “USPP detectives work in partnership with the United States Attorney’s Office as the investigation progresses.”

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition released a statement Friday remembering Boyce as a “beloved figure in San Francisco cycling.”

“A traffic fatality is too high,” the group said.

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