The California Highway Patrol is asking the public to help find a driver who is believed to have struck and killed an Alamo bicyclist in Solano County in March.
Adrianna Melendez, 23, of Winters, is suspected of hitting Alamo resident Dan Taylor on Putah Creek Road a mile east of Interstate Highway 505 near Winters around 5 p.m. on March 26, according to a CHP statement released this week.
Taylor, 72, was riding in a timed interval race through a long stretch of road that runs between orchards in the area, the CHP said.
He was struck by a vehicle traveling west between 55 and 60 mph that crossed into the eastbound lane. Taylor was propelled over the vehicle before landing in an orchard and died of internal and head injuries, the CHP said.
The vehicle continued traveling into the orchard, almost striking a tree, then went west towards Winters, the CHP said. Investigators would go on to develop information that led them to identify Melendez as the suspected driver.
The CHP alleges Melendez took measures to conceal the fatal collision and left her home approximately on March 28 when she learned law enforcement might be looking for her.
There is a $50,000 warrant in Solano County for her arrest. Melendez is 5 feet 3 inches, approximately 265 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call CHP Officer Chris Parker at 428-2100.