FRIDAY 10/1/2021 12:43 p.m.
HATCH, Utah (ABC4) – Authorities have identified the cyclist killed after being struck by a vehicle in southern Utah on Wednesday.
Shortly before 3 p.m., Utah Highway Patrol reports a Subaru was traveling northbound on US-89 near Hatch, about 260 miles south of Salt Lake City. The vehicle drifted off the road to the right and struck the rear of a bicyclist traveling on the shoulder.
After impact, the rider and the vehicle continued off the shoulder and impacted a ravine. The cyclist came to a rest at the bottom of the ravine while the vehicle began rolling. The Subaru finally came to a rest on its driver side.
UHP has identified the bicyclist as 27-year-old Tyler Droeger of Manawa, Wisconsin. According to a GoFundMe in his name, Droeger was biking 4,000 miles around the Southwest in an effort to raise awareness about the food crisis on Navajo Nation.
In a September 23 update to the GoFundMe, Droeger said he was about 2,826 miles into his trip with 1,075 miles left.
UHP reports the crash remains under investigation.
ORIGINAL STORY: Cyclist killed after being hit by car in Garfield County
WEDNESDAY 9/29/2021 6:05 p.m.
GARFIELD COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – A cyclist has died after being hit by a car on US-89 in Garfield County.
The Utah Highway Patrol said the man was struck around 2:50 p.m., by a black Subaru Forester near mile marker 17 on northbound US-89 near Hatch.
The Forester drifted off the right side of the road and struck the rear of the cyclist, an adult male, that was traveling on the northbound shoulder.
The cyclist then landed in a ravine while the Subaru began to roll after the impact, landing on its driver side.
The Utah State Bureau of Investigation is assisting with the investigation.