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IMPD: Bicyclist dies in crash with semitruck on North Keystone Avenue

51-year-old bicyclist dies after semi hits him

UPDATE: The Marion County Coroner’s Office on Friday identified the bicyclist hit and killed by a semitruck on North Keystone Avenue as 51-year-old Charles Moore.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A bicyclist died after late Thursday afternoon crash with a semitruck on North Keystone Avenue, Indianapolis police said.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to a report of a personal-injury accident just after 5:35 p.m. Thursday in the 3200 block of North Keystone Avenue. That’s an area with homes and a church on the city’s east side.

An IMPD team devoted to fatal crashes will investigate.

Shortly before 11:30 p.m., IMPD told the news media that the fatal crash involved a bicyclist and semitruck. The bicyclist, a man, died at the crash scene.

According to a release, investigators believe the man fell from his bicycle onto the roadway. The driver of the semi attempted to swerve and miss the bicyclist but the semi ultimately hit the man, causing severe trauma.

The semidriver remained on the scene and cooperated with officers.

The fatal crash was one of at least two on Thursday in Indianapolis. Another happened late Thursday night on Michigan Road.