OAK HARBOR — An Anacortes man died Wednesday afternoon when he rode his bicycle across Highway 20 in front of an oncoming SUV.
The State Patrol identified the bicyclist only as a 49-year-old Anacortes man, pending notification of his next of kin.
Brian Williams, 52, of Burlington, was driving a Ford Expedition north at Liberty Market, just north of Oak Harbor at 34933 Highway 20, about 3:40 p.m, according to the State Patrol. The bicyclist left the store’s parking lot headed east, across the lanes of Highway 20.
According to the State Patrol, Williams’ SUV struck the bicyclist in the northbound lane after the bicyclist failed to yield right of way. The cyclist was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene.