By Associated Press - Saturday, July 4, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Spokane County Sheriff says a deputy violated policies when he raced through Spokane Valley without his lights or siren and narrowly missed a teenage bicyclist who crashed and died.

The Spokesman Review reports ( ) that Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich didn’t say whether Deputy Joseph Bodman will face disciplinary actions.

Bodman was driving 70 mph on his way to help another deputy in May 2014 when he narrowly missed Ryan Holyk, who was crossing against a red light at 10:30 p.m.

Three investigations said Bodman’s SUV didn’t hit Holyk, but some witnesses said he was hit. Investigators dispute those statements.

They say Holyk stopped his bike in time, but he flipped over his handlebars and landed on his head. He was not wearing a helmet.

The sheriff said Bodman should have been suing his emergency equipment.


Information from: The Spokesman-Review,

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