December 26, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Hit-and-run in Monroe kills bicyclist
A woman riding a bicycle across Highway 2 in Monroe was struck by a pickup and killed Wednesday night, according to Monroe Police.
The woman, who was not wearing a helmet, was bicycling across the highway at Old Owen Road about about 7:37 p.m. when she was struck by a light-colored pickup.
Witnesses told Monroe police that the truck had been stopped and was revving its engine behind another vehicle at the intersection before it drove around that vehicle and hit her. It’s not clear whether the light was red or green, according to police spokeswoman Debbie Willis.
She was thrown from her red bike into the path of two vehicles that also struck her, and suffered severe head trauma. Medics took her to Valley General Hospital in Monroe, where she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
The drivers of the two passing vehicles that hit her stopped at the scene, said Trooper Mark Francis. Witnesses told troopers and police the pickup that hit her may have been blue and white.
Anyone with information about the pickup involved in the accident can report it by calling 911, the Monroe Police Department at 360-794-6300 or the department’s anonymous tip line at 360-863-4600.
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