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Man dies after being hit by bicyclist at Donner Lake

TRUCKEE — A 46-year-old pedestrian who was struck by a possibly drunk bicyclist at Donner Lake on the Fourth of July has died of his injuries.

Truckee police say Sparks resident Leonard Richard Whitlow was taken to Tahoe Forest Hospital, then transferred to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno with head injuries.

Police say the 24-year-old woman who hit him about 9:30 p.m. Thursday had been riding her bike along Donner Lake before a fireworks show.

She was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and booked into the Nevada County Jail. She’s been identified as Truckee resident Petra Bakker-Borhani.

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jul 9, 2013 11:28PM Published Jul 9, 2013 06:03PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.