Five Bicyclists Killed, Four Injured In Michigan Collision

 Wednesday, June 8, 2016


Five cyclists were killed and four injured on Tuesday evening when a pickup truck collided with a cycling group along a road in southwest Michigan, officials said. The cyclists were struck at about 6:30 p.m. local time along the shoulder of a rural road north of Kalamazoo, Michigan, by a pickup truck driven by a 50-year-old man, Kalamazoo County Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Getting told a news conference. The man, who was not identified, was taken into custody. Charges against the driver could be filed on Thursday, Getting said. Five bike riders were pronounced dead at the scene while four riders were taken to hospital.