Crime

March 26, 2014

Bicyclist killed Wednesday in collision with truck at Bluff Road and Rosewood Drive.

Bluff Road at Rosewood Drive is open again after an accident involving a bicyclist at 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

A bicyclist riding on Bluff Road was struck and killed by an SUV turning onto Bluff Road from Rosewood Drive Wednesday afternoon.

The accident occurred shortly before 4 p.m., Columbia police department spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons said.

UPDATE: The victim of the fatal crash was identified Thursday by Richland County Coroner Gary Watts.

The cyclist was heading east on Bluff Road toward Olympia. The driver of a Ford Explorer turned right onto Bluff Road, striking the cyclist who died at the scene of the collision. It is not known whether the cyclist was wearing a helmet.

The intersection was closed about two hours while Columbia Police traffic investigators examined the scene.

It is not known whether the driver of the SUV is going to be charged., Timmons said. The Richland County coroner’s office is also investigating the accident.

-- Rachael Myers Lowe

Map of accident location

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