MSP: Bicyclist killed in crash near Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo County

OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — State police say a bicyclist was killed in a crash near Kalamazoo Wednesday morning.

Michigan State Police said the crash happened shortly before 6 a.m. on W KL Avenue near Drake Road in Oshtemo Township, west of Kalamazoo.

The vehicle was heading eastbound on KL Avenue when the driver hit the male bicyclist, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle was not injured in the crash, according to MSP.

The victim has been identified as 61-year-old David Conley of Kalamazoo.

The driver has been identified as a 23-year-old woman of Concord. Investigators say the driver has been fully cooperating with authorities. Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor, MSP says.

They also said the bicyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department and Life EMS assisted on the scene.

MSP is reminding drivers to be mindful of bicyclists and give them at least 3 feet when passing. Bicyclist safety information can be found on MSP’s website.

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