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UPDATE: Cyclist hit downtown dies in hospital

(Update Aug.8 1:30 p.m.) - Kelowna RCMP have confirmed the man who collided with a pickup while cycling on Richter Street has died.

On Tuesday, a 58-year-old cyclist collided with a Ford F-350 near the intersection of Doyle Avenue just after 12:30 p.m.

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The man was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries that he later succumbed to.

BC Coroners Service is now assisting with the investigation and police are urging anyone who may have witnessed or has information regarding this collision to come forward.

(Original Story) - An accident that shut down part of Richter Street in downtown Kelowna on Tuesday resulted in a 58-year-old Kelowna cyclist sustaining life-threatening injuries.

According to RCMP, a serious collision between a cyclist and a full-sized pickup occurred along Richter Street near the intersection of Doyle Avenue around 12:30 p.m.

Initial information gathered by investigators at the scene suggests that both the cyclist and the driver of the black Ford F350 pickup truck were southbound on Richter Street when the collision occurred.

A collision reconstructionist was called to the examine the scene and police say there are unconfirmed reports suggesting the cyclist may have suddenly veered into the pick up trucks lane of travel.

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According to RCMP, the driver of the Ford pickup truck, a 60-year-old Lake Country man remained at the scene and is fully cooperating with the police investigation.

Police are asking any members of the public who witnessed contact Cst.Troy Bevan at 250-762-3300.



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