Bicyclist struck, killed by vehicle along Fairview Heights road

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 10, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 10 at 5:58 PM

 (KMOV) – A bicyclist was killed after he was struck but an oncoming vehicle along a Fairview Heights Road Wednesday morning.

Police say a 62-year-old man on a bicycle was traveling southbound on North Illinois Street Route 158 when he was struck by a vehicle around 9 a.m.

According to the report, the bicyclist suddenly turned into the path of the approaching vehicle as they both traveled southbound on Route 159.   

The 30-year-old male driver of the vehicle did stay at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

The cyclist was transported to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The initial investigation is still ongoing. Authorities have not released the victim’s identity at this time. 

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