The husband of Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves, the first female Episcopal bishop in California, died Saturday after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle in Monterey County.

Michael William Reeves, 54, was riding on Saddle Road north of Padeo Del Sur when he was struck by a 2013 Toyota shortly after 2:30 p.m., according to the CHP and the Monterey County Coroner's Office. He was taken by helicopter to Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The 83-year-old driver was not injured. The cause of the accident is under investigation by the CHP. Drugs and alcohol are not believed to have been a factor in the collision, the CHP said.

A celebration of the life of Michael William Reeves is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, located at 13601 Saratoga Avenue in Saratoga, according to the diocese website.

A reception will be held following the service.

Mary Gray-Reeves is bishop of the Diocese of El Camino Real, which covers Santa Clara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties.

Contact Mark Gomez at 408-920-5869. Follow him at Twitter.com/markmgomez.



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