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June 22, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Bicyclist killed near Woodinville

A bicyclist, believed to be a man in his 60s, died at the scene from injuries received when he struck an oncoming vehicle while attempting to pass other cyclists near Woodinville. The incident occurred at 10:45 a.m. Saturday in the 6500 block of 240th Street Southeast, in unincorporated Snohomish County.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said the man’s hometown was believed to be Kent. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office will be responsible for positive identification of the victim and determining the cause  of death.

Speed or alcohol are not considered to be factors, and it is not anticipated that the driver will be charged.

The Sheriff’s Office reminded drivers that warmer weather brings an increase in bicycles, pedestrians and motorcycles sharing the roadways. The office also reminded bicyclists that all rules of the road must be followed when cycling, and to be especially attentive to road conditions and their surroundings.

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