Bicyclist hit by truck, killed in Portage

Portage, Portage Road, crash
The scene of a crash on Portage Road south of Romence Road in Portage on Aug. 7, 2017.


PORTAGE, Mich. (WOOD) — A bicyclist was killed Monday evening when he was struck by a pickup truck in Portage.

The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. on Portage Road south of Romence Road in front of the Pfizer plant.

Portage Department of Public Safety Deputy Chief John Blue told 24 Hour News 8 the pickup was northbound when it hit a bicyclist who was also northbound. Passersby and first responders tried to help the cyclist, but he died at the scene.

Police say the victim is a 20-year-old from Kalamazoo Township. His name will not be released until after his family is notified.

The driver of the truck is a 20-year-old from Hartford, police said. The crash remains under investigation.

Both the north and southbound lanes between Romence and Centre Avenue were narrowed to one lane for hours while authorities were on the scene.

–24 Hour News 8’s Brady Gillum contributed to this report.