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Bicyclist killed in collision with truck in north Spokane

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

Spokane Police investigate a fatal truck/pedestrian accident on the 1200 block of North Havana Tuesday. Police said the bicyclist hit the truck as it turned into a driveway. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Spokane Police investigate a fatal truck/pedestrian accident on the 1200 block of North Havana Tuesday. Police said the bicyclist hit the truck as it turned into a driveway. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

A bicyclist was killed Tuesday in north Spokane after he collided with a freight truck that was turning into a parking lot.

Cpl. Ron Van Tassel of the Spokane Police Department said the area of North Havana Street and Boone Avenue where the crash occurred already was closed because of construction, but traffic for local businesses was authorized to enter. He said that shortly before the crash, construction workers allowed the H&H Express freight truck to enter the area and turn into the Oak Harbor Freight Lines parking lot. The cyclist was riding on the sidewalk and turned into the right lane, hitting the rear portion of the truck.

Van Tassel said firefighters attempted lifesaving measures, but the bicyclist died at the scene. He said a helmet was found at the scene, which police believe belonged to the victim.

Police don’t believe the truck driver was able to see the bicyclist, and he was not injured, Van Tassel said.

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