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Kitsap volunteer firefighter killed while biking near Poulsbo

Longtime Kitsap County volunteer firefighter, Seattle-to-Portland bike ride medic, father, grandfather and husband Joe Vlach died July 2 while biking near Poulsbo. He was 77. Our condolences to his friends and family. Vlach was on a training ride to get … Continue reading

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Dad killed while biking to 2nd job, leaves 5 kids orphaned in Philippines

Ronacin Tjhung was working more than 60 hours a week at two jobs to send money back to support his five children in the Philippines. Those children, between 9 and 16, lost their mother in the terrible typhoon Haiyan (also known … Continue reading

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Memorial for Nellie Yelli Saturday + Treza Hafzalla charged with Vehicular Homicide, Hit & Run

Friends, family and neighbors will gather tomorrow (Saturday) morning to remember Nellie Yelli, 62, who was killed Sunday while walking in a Green Lake crosswalk. The memorial, organized by Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, begins 11 a.m. at 82nd and Wallingford Ave … Continue reading

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Woman walking in Green Lake crosswalk killed in hit and run, suspect returned and was arrested – UPDATED

A woman driving near Bishop Blanchet High School in Green Lake struck and killed a woman walking Sunday evening. Medics pronounced the victim dead at the scene. UPDATE: Rest in peace, Nellie Yelli. Our condolences to her friends and family. … Continue reading

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SPD: Man driving pickup kills man biking near Northgate Mall

A man biking on 1st Ave NE near NE 95th Street was struck and killed by a man driving a pickup yesterday around 4:20 p.m., according to Seattle Police. Both men were headed southbound in the area, which is adjacent … Continue reading

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Man dies after mysterious crash in NE Seattle. RIP RC Rogers

Rollin “RC” Rogers has passed away days after a mysterious crash near his NE Seattle home Saturday, his sister Lisa tells Seattle Bike Blog. He was 55. Our deepest condolences go to his wife Lisa, sons Andy and Mark, and … Continue reading

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Desiree’s mom: ‘I don’t want anyone else to lose their future on something that’s so preventable’

Family members of Desiree McCloud spoke with KOMO for a powerful story about her untimely death on Yesler Way near 13th Ave. Desiree crashed May 13 while biking westbound on Yesler with friends. She was passing a friend on the … Continue reading

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Woman who crashed along First Hill Streetcar route passes away

A week and a half after a bad bike crash along the First Hill Streetcar route, Desiree McCloud passed away Tuesday. We send our deepest condolences to her friends and family. A message on a fundraising page set up to … Continue reading

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Man killed and woman seriously injured in shared-bike collision with bus

A man and woman sharing a bike collided with a Sound Transit bus at 5th and Main at 10:40 p.m. Saturday night. The woman was seriously injured, but conscious at the scene. The man died. Our condolences to his friends … Continue reading

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Seattle traffic deaths up in 2015, but serious injuries are down

Twenty people died in Seattle traffic last year, up from 2014’s total of 17 and above the trend the city needs to achieve zero traffic deaths by 2030, one of the city’s Vision Zero goals. Mayor Ed Murray did not mention … Continue reading

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Man killed while biking in Everett, person driving fled but was caught

A man driving a pickup truck in Everett struck and killed a man biking Thursday evening around 6:30 p.m. The identity of the man killed has not yet been released. Our deepest condolences to his friends and family. Few details … Continue reading

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Two people crash their cars in Bellevue, kill toddler in stroller on sidewalk

A person driving a Dodge Durango SUV t-boned someone driving a Nissan Sentra this morning in Bellevue. The collision sent the Sentra onto the sidewalk where it struck three people, including a mother pushing her 28-month baby girl in a … Continue reading

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70-year-old triathlete Gordon Gray dies after collision in Kenmore

The man biking in Kenmore who collided with a cement truck Wednesday has died. The medical examiner has identified him as Gordon Gray, the Seattle PI reports. At the age of 70, Gray was an active and competitive triathlete. He … Continue reading

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Andy Hulslander was father of two who proposed at a velodrome + His alleged killer pleads not guilty

Lucas McQuinn, 29, pleaded not guilty to Vehicular Homicide Wednesday morning, three weeks after he allegedly drove under the influence and killed Andy Hulslander. Andy, a father of two, was biking home to Lake Forest Park from his job in … Continue reading

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2-year-old killed in Redmond was 2nd toddler in a week to die on a King County street

Susie Dreher “was a uniquely joyful human from the moment she emerged,” according to a piece of writing no family should ever need to craft: An obituary for their two-year-old killed in traffic. We offer her family our deepest condolences. … Continue reading

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Woman kills 4-year-old walking in Issaquah crosswalk

A 67-year-old woman struck four-year-old Haochen Xu while he crossed in an Issaquah crosswalk with his mother Friday. Sadly, he died the next day in the hospital. Our deepest condolences to his family. A roadside memorial has been set up … Continue reading

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DUI suspect kills person biking in Ravenna – UPDATE: RIP Andres Hulslander

A person suspected of driving under the influence struck and killed a 45-year-old who was biking in Ravenna late Saturday, according to Seattle Police. UPDATE: The man killed has been identified as Andres Hulslander, according to the King County Medical … Continue reading

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SPD: Woman with walker killed crossing street downtown

A man driving a pickup truck struck and killed a woman with a walker as she crossed Seneca at 5th Ave near the YWCA Thursday afternoon. UPDATE: The King County Medical Examiner has identified her as Michele Jozefiak, 45. Our … Continue reading

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Puyallup pastor struck by DUI woman while biking to help the homeless has died

Eric Renz had just finished preparing food at one homeless services location and was biking to another to help out there when Kallie James allegedly blew a stop sign and struck him. We reported about this terrible collision last week. … Continue reading

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Kung died just ten days before a safer 2nd Ave + Memorial ride Friday

The death of Sher Kung on 2nd Ave has shaken up a lot of people whether they ride a bike or not. After all, so many people bike into downtown at the same time of day that it could have … Continue reading

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