Press staff report

A Tracy man riding his bicycle with his daughter was killed Saturday night when he was hit by an SUV on South Macarthur Drive near Eastlake Drive.

The San Joaquin County coroner’s office identified the man as Mark Madamba, 45. A GoFundMe page set up by his family members notes that he was a retired Alameda County Sheriff’s Department deputy.

The Tracy Police dispatch log notes that officers were called to the scene at 7:13 p.m. after police received a report that a red Dodge Journey had hit a cyclist. Madamba and his young daughter were reportedly riding their bicycles when he was hit by the SUV.

Tracy Police Sgt. Craig Kootstra noted that Madamba and his daughter were crossing MacArthur Drive at the intersection of MacArthur and Eastlake drives and were in the crosswalk when the SUV hit Madamba.

Witnesses reported that the impact threw him about 50 feet and he landed behind some bushes. The police dispatch log also noted that bystanders had begun CPR prior to officers arriving. The girl was not hit or injured, and she stayed with police for about an hour as officers located her mother.

Madamba was rushed to San Joaquin General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The SUV reportedly continued through the roadway and crashed into the wall and sign at the entrance of the Hidden Lake subdivision. It was towed from the scene. MacArthur Drive was closed with barricades and the police department’s traffic unit was called to the scene to investigate the crash. The roadway was reopened shortly after midnight.

Kootstra said that the man driving the SUV was cooperative and was taken to Tracy Police headquarters to provide his statement to investigators. He was not cited or arrested.

Further details had not been released pending completion of the investigation.

n Contact the Tracy Press at or 835-3030.

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(2) comments


My condolences to the family. This is so tragic.

Seriously so sad, so over all these reckless drivers always speeding and taking red lights. Just the other day saw a TPD speeding and take the light seems like everyone does it in Tracy

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