Fatal Truck + Bicyclist Collision In Fort Collins Leaves One Dead
A bicyclist is dead following a crash with a pickup truck in Fort Collins on Wednesday (June 30).
According to an official press release from the City of Fort Collins, Fort Collins Police Services (FCPS) responded to a report of a crash involving a pickup truck and a bicyclist at the intersection of Jerome Street and Vine Drive at around 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
The adult male cyclist from Fort Collins had reportedly been traveling south on Jerome Street, turned right onto Vine Drive and collided with the passenger side of a 2014 Ram 2500 pickup truck traveling west on Vine Drive.
Police said they determined that the 2014 Ram 2500 pickup was hauling a trailer as it was headed west on Vine Drive during the time of the collision.
The adult male cyclist was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck, however, was not injured.
The FCPS C.R.A.S.H. (Collision Response and Scene Handling) team responded to investigate the incident; as a result, Vine Drive was closed from College Avenue to Linden Street for about 4.5 hours while officers processed the scene, as per the press release.
The Larimer County Coroner’s Office will release the cyclist’s identity and cause and manner of death at a later date.
“This is a tragic situation that forever changed the lives of all involved,” said Sgt. Mike Avrech, who leads the Traffic Unit. “Our hearts are with everyone impacted by this loss of life.”
The investigation is still ongoing, according to the press release.
Should you have any information regarding the fatal incident and have not already spoken to police, you are asked to contact Officer Ken Koski at 970-416-2229.
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