Coroner identifies bicyclist killed in crash on Veterans Memorial Pkwy.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Evansville Police Department confirms an early morning crash on Veterans Memorial Parkway has turned fatal.
They say that happened near Shawnee Drive and Mickey’s Kingdom Park.
According to dispatch, crews were called to the area around 5:30 a.m. for an accident with injuries.
Dispatch says they were told someone riding a bike was hit by a car.
The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office has identified the bicyclist as 68-year-old James Cantwell.
The coroner’s office confirms Cantwell died at the scene of injuries from the crash.
EPD says witnesses told them the car had a green light when Cantwell rode in front of oncoming traffic.
The police department is investigating the incident.
The Shawnee Drive and Veterans Memorial Pkwy. intersection was temporarily closed for about two hours. It has since been reopened.
We will update this story as it develops.
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