GR bicyclist killed in crash involving semi ID’d

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Grand Rapids man was killed after his bicycle collided with a semi-truck in Grand Rapids Thursday morning, police say.

It happened around 5:40 a.m. near the intersection of Turner Avenue and 6th Street on the city’s West Side.

Police say 19-year-old Devin Lamont of Grand Rapids was on a bicycle, heading west on 6th Street when he went through the intersection without stopping. His bicycle collided with a semi-truck that was turning left onto 6th Street.

Officers say the semi-truck was southbound on Turner Avenue and stopped at the intersection before starting its turn.

Lamont died at the scene.

Police say the semi-truck driver remained at the scene along with other drivers who witnessed the incident.

Investigators do not believe alcohol or speed were factors in the crash. Anyone with additional information in this case who has not yet spoken with investigators is encouraged to contact Officer Justin Ewald at 616.456.4282.

***CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story included an incorrect spelling of Devin Lamont’s first name, based on information from police. This error has since been corrected.***

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