UPDATE: The man killed has been identified as Trent Graham, a father and employee of Gregg’s Cycle in Alderwood, the Everett Herald reports:
Graham was a salesman at Gregg’s Cycles in Alderwood, and committed to getting around under his own power, said his mother, Monica Quigley of Everett.
“He didn’t like to drive. He was so proud of all the miles” he logged bicycling, she said.
Graham is survived by a 12-year-old son, who lives in Tacoma.
He was an accomplished artist and a big fan of Burning Man, an annual art gathering in the Nevada desert.
“He was just so fun,” his mother said. “He had so many friends. He just loved to have fun.”
UPDATE 10/19: KOMO posted fuzzy video of the collision. Still no word from police on why the driver swerved so far into oncoming traffic.
Tacoma man was killed today in Everett when the driver of a pickup truck swerved across several lanes of oncoming traffic and struck him while he biked. The 30-year-old man was declared dead at the scene.
It is not yet known what caused the driver to swerve, but the incident is under investigation, police say. The collision occurred around 7:15 p.m.
Condolences to his friends and family.
More details from the Seattle Times:
The southbound driver crossed a center line and three lanes of traffic on the 10600 block of Evergreen Way before hitting the bicyclist, according to department spokesman Aaron Snell. He said the bicyclist, who officials believe was a 30-year-old Tacoma man, died at the scene.
What prompted the pickup to suddenly careen into opposing traffic is still under investigation, Snell said. The driver was taken with non-life-threatening injuries to Providence Regional Medical Center’s Colby Campus in Everett.
Map of the location (approximate):