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Cyclist killed in crash with automobile on Division

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018

Division street, near the scene where a cyclist was struck and killed Wednesday night. (Spokane Police Department)
Division street, near the scene where a cyclist was struck and killed Wednesday night. (Spokane Police Department)
From staff reports

A cyclist was struck and killed while crossing Division Street on Wednesday evening.

Just before 6 p.m., police responded to reports of a collision between a vehicle and a cyclist at the intersection of Division and Providence Avenue. According to witnesses, the cyclist, a man, was crossing the street when he was hit by the vehicle “in the center southbound lane,” according to a Spokane Police Department news release.

Crossing at the intersection – which is bisected by a concrete barrier – is illegal for both vehicles and pedestrians, the release notes. The cyclist was not wearing a helmet.

Off-duty police department personnel stopped at the scene, along with an AMR medic, a registered nurse and a doctor, to render medical aid. However, the male was declared dead at the scene.

Southbound Division was closed until approximately 9:30 p.m.

The driver was cooperative with law enforcement. “(N)either speed or intoxication appear to be factors in the crash,” the release notes.

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