Five cyclists killed, 4 injured in Michigan crash


A group of bicyclists was hit head-on by a pickup truck Tuesday night in Michigan, and five were killed, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Another bicyclist was in critical condition as of Wednesday, and at least three others were injured from the crash.

Local police received complaints about an erratic driver in a blue pickup truck about 30 minutes before the crash. The first report of the collision came just after 6:30 p.m.

The driver, described as a 50-year-old Michigan man, bolted from his destroyed vehicle, but the police were able to catch him shortly after. The man is now in custody but has not been charged.

State police are assisting in the ongoing investigation, an email from Kalamazoo County Sheriff Paul Matyas stated.

The group of bicyclists included both men and women, but no children. Names and ages have yet to be released.

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