UPDATE: 56-year-old bicyclist killed after colliding with truck in east Spokane
SPOKANE, Wash. — UPDATE: The Spokane county Medical Examiner has identified the man who died as 56-year-old Daryl Thomas McCarthy.
A bicyclist was killed after he collided with a semi-truck at Havana and Boone Tuesday afternoon.
Spokane Police and medical personnel responded to the area for a report of a collision. Crews found a male in his 50s laying in the roadway.
Crews attempted to save the man’s life, but he was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Officers interviewed witnesses and viewed surveillance video which showed the bicyclist riding north on Havana in the far east lane.
Due to construction, Havana was shut down for northbound traffic. A flagger was at the intersection directing traffic.
As the bicyclist was riding north, the flagger signaled for the semi-truck, who was also traveling north, to make a right hand turn into a private parking lot. As the truck was turning, the bicyclist hit the back of the truck.
An evaluation at the scene concluded the driver of the truck was not impaired. Speed also does not appear to be a factor.
A bicycle helmet was found at the scene, but it is unknown whether the rider had it on or if it was strapped to the bike.
The driver of the truck has not yet been cited for any infractions. The investigation is ongoing. The identity of the biker will be released by the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office at a later time.
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