Bicyclist struck, killed on Old Olympic Highway

A 59-year-old man riding a bicycle was killed when a motorist on Old Olympic Highway struck him, according to the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office.

Neither the man nor the driver were identified in a press release about the fatal collision at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6. Clallam County Sheriff’s Office was unable to make contact with a next of kin as of Tuesday and is still considering the collision as an active investigation, according to Brian King, chief criminal deputy.

The fatality occurred west of the Kitchen-Dick Road intersection on Old Olympic Highway. The unidentified man was riding on the shoulder of the westbound lane and was struck from behind by a car driven by a 25-year-old Sequim man.

The unidentified driver was attempting to maneuver around another vehicle that was stopped on the highway to yield to oncoming traffic while negotiating a left-hand turn, the sheriff’s office said.

Good Samaritans and paramedics unsuccessfully attempted to save the life of the bicyclist, the sheriff’s office said.

Neither alcohol nor drugs were involved, deputies said.

The investigation has been turned over to the sheriff’s office’s collision reconstruction team.

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