Fatal Crash Involving Bicyclist Under Investigation

July 08, 2018 08:10 PM

A bicyclist died from his injuries Saturday in Minneapolis after he was involved with another vehicle in a crash.

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According to the press release, the incident occurred at 26th Avenue South and 22nd Street East. The bicyclist was heading eastbound on 22nd Street East, which is controlled by a stop sign. The vehicle was going southbound on 26th Avenue South, which does not have a stop sign for north and south traffic.

The vehicle struck the bicyclist, who was gravely injured, according to Minneapolis Police. Officers and Minneapolis Fire personnel gave the man CPR at the scene and an EMS crew transported the man to Hennepin Healthcare where he was pronounced dead. 

Sunday, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office identified the bicyclist as 73-year-old Hailu Degaga.

The driver of the vehicle stopped at the scene and is cooperating with Minneapolis Police Department Traffic Investigators, who are looking into the factors surrounding this accident. There is no indication at this time of unsafe speed, impairment or distraction with the vehicle driver. 

The identity of the victim, as well as the nature and cause of death, will be released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office.


Tommy Wiita

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