Provo cyclist fatally injured by car
SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — A cyclist has died after being hit by a car on East Frontage Road, (Old Highway 40) near Forestdale Road Thursday.
According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office a call came in at 3:16 p.m. reporting that a black GMC Sierra hit a man on a bicycle.
Witnesses told deputies that a 21-year-old Provo man was traveling south on Old Highway 40 on an electric assist bicycle.
The release states, “For reasons unknown, the cyclist swerved into the travel lanes and crossed into oncoming traffic. A 44-year-old male, driving a GMC passenger truck northbound, was unable to avoid hitting the man on the bicycle.”
The cyclist was wearing a helmet but received severe injuries. He was flown to a Salt Lake hospital by AirMed, but succumbed to his injuries and died at the hospital.
The crash is being investigated.
According to the release, the identity of the cyclist will not be released until they have notified all family members.
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