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Detectives Investigating Georgetown Fatality Collision

A bicyclist was killed late Wednesday afternoon after being hit by a semi-truck in the Georgetown neighborhood.

Just before 5:00 p.m., police responded to the intersection of South Michigan Street and Corson Avenue South for reports of a semi-truck vs. bicyclist collision. Seattle Fire Department responded to the scene as well and declared the approximately 40-year-old male victim deceased.

Prior to the collision, the driver of the semi-truck was stopped facing northbound at the intersection of South Michigan Street and Corson Avenue South, preparing to make an eastbound right turn. As the driver waited at the light, a bicyclist that had also been travelling northbound pulled in front of the truck, apparently out of view of the driver. When the truck pulled forward to turn right, the bicyclist was struck and killed.

An officer trained as a Drug Recognition Expert responded to the scene and determined the driver showed no signs of drug or alcohol intoxication.

Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad processed the scene and will continue the investigation.