A pedestrian struck and killed by a motorcyclist on River Road has been identified as James Cullen Greer, 70, of Guerneville, Sonoma County sheriff’s officials said Thursday.

Greer was trying to cross the main road that follows the Russian River when he was hit by an oncoming motorcycle about 1:55 p.m. Tuesday near Orchard Road in Guerneville, according to the CHP.

The motorcyclist, Geno Quecke, 28, of Petaluma, hit his brakes and swerved in an attempt to avoid hitting Greer but collided with him, CHP officials said.

Greer was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, where he died of his injuries. Quecke also was taken to the Santa Rosa hospital with minor to moderate injuries.

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See the artifacts

The History Museum will host a reception at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24 to open an exhibit on the time capsule buried in 1968 in downtown Santa Rosa. It includes a presentation by an anthropologist on the contents of the time capsule and a screening of the film “Santa Rosa: The Chosen Spot of All the Earth.”

The City of Santa Rosa will celebrate its 150th birthday on Sept. 8 with a celebration in Old Courthouse Square, including the burial of a new time capsule. Details can be viewed at santarosacity150.com.