Investigation in Napa County, California The Silverado Trail reopened on Tuesday afternoon at the site of an accident that claimed the lives of two cyclists, according to authorities. At 11:54 a.m. on Tuesday, authorities announced that the road was closed from Oak Knoll Avenue to Yountville Cross Road due to a fatal crash. The collision occurred at 11 a.m. when a man in his 50s on a Trek bicycle and a woman in her 40s on a Specialized bicycle were riding in the designated bike lane on Silverado Trail, north of Oak Knoll, as reported by Officer Vince Pompliano of the California Highway Patrol. Just south of the cyclists, a 55-year-old Vallejo man was driving a three-axle Freightliner truck northbound on Silverado, just north of Oak Knoll. He was traveling at approximately 40 mph when a load he was transporting shifted to the right and protruded beyond the right side of the truck, Pompliano reported to Patch. As he passed by the cyclists, the load struck them, resulting in a traffic accident. The driver stopped north of the accident scene. Several witnesses also stopped to help, according to Pompliano. The male cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The female cyclist was rushed to Queen of the Valley Medical Center, but her injuries were too severe and she was also pronounced dead, said Pompliano. The truck driver was not injured. The California Highway Patrol reported that the coroner's office would release the identities of the two cyclists. The crash resulted in a several-hour closure of the 4.6-mile stretch of road between Oak Knoll and Yountville Cross Road. At 3:52 p.m., the sheriff's office reported that Silverado Trail had been reopened. The incident remained under investigation on Tuesday afternoon. Location: Silverado Trail & Oak Knoll Ave, California 94558 Contact us here on the Ligalegal website or through our hotline at 626-790-7543. Legal Help in English visit Originally posted at Abogados de Accidentes