DAYTON — UPDATE @ 9:25 a.m. (Aug. 5):
A bicyclist who was hit by a vehicle on state Route 4 in Dayton has died from his injuries, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
Elvis Wolliver, 46, of Dayton was identified as the victim by Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger.
A preliminary investigation found Wolliver was traveling on the right shoulder of the highway when he apparently lost control and went into the right lane, Dayton police said in the crash report. He was then hit by a vehicle traveling in the right lane.
Previously, investigators said bicyclists and pedestrians are prohibited on this portion of state Route 4 and officers were still investigating why Wolliver was on the highway.
The crash remains under investigation by Dayton police.
FIRST REPORT (Aug. 4):
A bicyclist suffered life-threatening injuries after they were hit by a vehicle on state Route 4 in Dayton Tuesday morning, according to police.
The crash was reported in the northbound lanes of state Route 4 near Webster Street around 9:20 a.m.
The victim, who was not identified, was transported to Miami Valley Hospital for surgery after sustaining life-threatening injuries, Gordon Cairns, Dayton police crash reconstruction supervisor said.
Bicyclists and pedestrians are prohibited on this part of state Route 4, and police are still looking into why the bicyclist was traveling where they were, Cairns said. A preliminary investigation found that the bicyclist was traveling on the side of the highway but went into a lane of traffic and was hit by the vehicle.
The northbound lanes of state Route 4 were shut down until about 11:15 a.m. while officers investigated the crash.
We’ll continue to update this story as new details become available.
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