Reno, Nevada (April 20, 2019) – Authorities reported that a fatal bike accident occurred in Reno on Friday night.
Police have identified the cyclist killed in the crash as Deven Dyer Hickingbotham, 63. Hickingbotham died at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19th at a Reno hospital hours after the crash.
Deven Dyer Hickingbotham was struck by a car while riding on his bicycle on Friday afternoon in the intersection of Lakeside Drive and Moana Lane.
Authorities arrested Eric Michael Cross, 38, because he did not yield a left turn and police suspected he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Eric Michael Cross was driving on a revoked license.
The accident took place at 4:20 p.m. when they found the victim unconscious in the street. Police then took the victim to a nearby Reno Hospital.
Police are asking for anyone who may have been a witness to call investigators at 775-334-2141.
We would like to extend our condolences to the family of Deven Dyer Hickingbotham. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
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The Office of Traffic Safety has found that the amount of fatal traffic accidents is on the rise with 2018 having the most in the past decade. In 2018 alone, there was a 6 percent increase from 2017. In 2018, there were 9 bicyclist deaths.
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