Top headline in today's local paper.
The road in question is 45 MPH speed limit, limited sight lines on most of it due to hills and curves, and is two two lanes has no paved shoulder. It is generally low traffic since a 4 lane road with full bike facilities and 55 MPH speed limit was put in several years ago, which basically replaces Davis Ford as a connector from one end of the county to the other. As a result, Davis Ford is often chosen as a more scenic, more "fun" road to drive.
As a cyclist and motorcyclist, I find it interesting that the cyclist seems to have sustained fewer injuries.