Cyclist dies after being hit by tractor trailer

Published On: Jan 18 2014 04:46:35 PM HST
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HILO, Hawaii -

A man is dead after a crash involving a bicycle and a tractor trailer.

Officials responded to the call around 8:45 Saturday morning on Highway 19, just north of Pukihae Street in Hilo.  The 67-year-old driver of the tractor trailer was uninjured, but the cyclist was found dead on arrival.  The cyclist was travelling south when witnesses say he fell and was struck by the tractor trailer.

Highway 19 was closed in the area while police were at the scene of the crash, and traffic was redirected at the intersection of Kamehameha Ave. and Waianuenue Ave.  Highway 19 opened again at 1:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

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