An 85-year-old Oak Ridge bicyclist died in the Sunday afternoon crash between a sport utility vehicle and a bike on Highway 58 in west Oak Ridge on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.
The crash was reported at about 1:50 p.m. Sunday at State Route 58 and State Route 327, also known as Blair Road, just east of the East Tennessee Technology Park (the former K-25 site).
The bicyclist, an 85-year-old man from Oak Ridge, died as a result of his injuries, the City of Oak Ridge said in a press release.
“At the request of the family, the name of the bicyclist is not being released at this time,” the press release said.
The driver of the small sport utility vehicle, Wanda Lowery, 74, of Kingston, was not injured, the city said.
“The crash is still under investigation, and the decision to file charges has not been made,” the press release said.
The press release said that U.S. Department of Energy employees who were nearby when the crash occurred helped provide immediate medical aid to the bicyclist. The Oak Ridge Fire Department and the Anderson County Emergency Medical Service also responded to render medical aid.
The Clinton Police Department responded to the crash to help the Oak Ridge Police Department with crash reconstruction. The Roane County Sheriff’s Office and the Oak Ridge Public Works Department responded to assist with traffic control. Roane County District Attorney General Russell Johnson also responded to help with the crash investigation, the press release said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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