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Cyclist Killed During Training

May 19, 2003|From Associated Press

Japanese cyclist Haruko Fujinaka was killed in a crash Saturday morning while practicing for an event at Snow Summit Mountain Resort in Big Bear Lake.

Fujinaka, 33, appeared to clear a jump but lost control in the air and fell to the ground around 10 a.m.

She was taken to a hospital, and then transported by helicopter to Loma Linda University Medical Center. The Kyoto native was pronounced dead at 11:51 a.m.

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