Cyclist identified after deadly crash in Colorado Springs


COLORADO SPRINGS — A cyclist was hit and killed by a car on Sunday near Centennial and Garden of the Gods Roads.

The cyclist was going south at approximately 12:31 p.m. on Centennial in the bike lane, according to CSPD. The bike veered into the car lane briefly and was hit by a car from behind.

The driver who hit the cyclist, stayed on scene and attempted to him, according to a witness.

He was sent to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. A witness told FOX21 he has severe injuries to his head and arms.

CSPD said the bicyclist has been identified as 74-year-old Richard Timberlake of Colorado Springs. Timberlake subsequently died as a result of the injuries suffered in this crash.

This was the 42nd traffic-related fatality in Colorado Springs this year. There were a total of 42 fatalities in 2019.

Neither excessive speeds nor impairment are suspected at this time. No charges have been filed and the investigation is continuing.

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