- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Spokane County Sheriff’s citizen review board has concluded that a sheriff’s deputy did not collide with a bicyclist who died in 2014.

Ryan Holyk died while riding his bike in Spokane Valley.

Initially, it was believed that Holyk was hit by a vehicle driven by Deputy Joseph Bodman, who was responding to assist another deputy.

However, The Spokesman-Review reports that multiple independent reviews have all concluded that Holyk and his bicycle were not hit by Bodman’s vehicle.

The Citizen Advisory Board on Tuesday found that Holyk was riding his bicycle without a helmet, headlights, taillights, reflectors or brakes and failed to stop at the red light. The board believes Holyk likely grounded his bike when confronted with the imminent danger approaching.


Information from: The Spokesman-Review, https://www.spokesman.com

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