Authorities identify bicyclist in Lawrence fatal accident

LAWRENCE (KSNT) -The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office have identified the bicyclists who was killed Wednesday when struck by a pickup truck as 66-year-old Cal Melick of Lawrence.

Melick was riding his bicycle eastbound in the 800 block when he was struck by a westbound Ford Ranger pickup truck being driven by 69-year-old Werner W. Anderson of rural Lawrence.

Early investigation indicates Anderson was passing another westbound vehicle when he struck Melick.

The driver of the vehicle Anderson was passing called the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and spoke with detectives. Once the reports on the incident are complete they will be submitted to the District Attorney’s Office for review.


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