Bi­cy­clist dies af­ter get­ting hit by a truck in Spring­dale Satur­day

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

SPRING­DALE — A 52-year-old man died Fri­day night af­ter a ve­hi­cle struck him while he was rid­ing his bi­cy­cle, the Spring­dale Po­lice Depart­ment re­ported Satur­day.

The vic­tim has been iden­ti­fied as Jimmy Ray Blake­more of Spring­dale.

Based on the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, it was de­ter­mined Blake­more was cross­ing Thompson Street di­ag­o­nally through the in­ter­sec­tion with Backus Av­enue on a bi­cy­cle when a Dodge Ram pickup struck him. The driver had a green light trav­el­ing north on Thompson, po­lice said.

Blake­more was taken to North­west Med­i­cal Cen­ter-Spring­dale where he later died from his in­juries.

Spring­dale Po­lice iden­ti­fied the driver as Shayla Ed­wards, 37. Ed­wards was said to not be in­tox­i­cated or im­paired, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Po­lice said Satur­day no ci­ta­tions or charges are be­ing filed and the accident is still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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