20-year-old bicyclist dead after being hit by pickup truck

20 year old killed while riding bicycle in Portage

PORTAGE, MICH. - A 20-year-old bicyclist is dead after being hit by a pickup truck Monday evening.

According to the Portage Department of Public Safety, the accident happened on Portage Road, south of Romence Road around 6:30 p.m. The bicyclist, Jeremy David Smith from Kalamazoo Township, was riding north on Portage Road when a pickup truck also headed north, driven by a 20-year-old Hartford man, hit him. 

Witnesses and people driving by stopped to try and help Smith, and firefighters arriving on scene continued their life-saving efforts, however, he died from his injuries.

Portions of Romence and Centre Avenue were closed for hours while the scene was cleaned up.

Authorities say the accident is still under investigation and antone with information is asked to call public safety at 269-329-4567 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.

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