The Milwaukee Police Department is investigating a fatal bicycle crash that happened around 8:35 p.m. on March 4 in the 6500 block of W. Hampton Avenue. The adult male victim was on a bicycle westbound on W. Hampton Avenue. The bicyclist moved into traffic to get around a parked car when he was struck from behind by a westbound 1998 Chevy 1500 pick-up truck. The victim died on scene despite the life saving efforts of officers and firefighters. The driver of the truck, a 47-year-old Milwaukee man, remained on scene and cooperated with investigators. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.
UPDATE (3/7/16 at 9:20 a.m.): This case will be reviewed by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming weeks.