Evansville teen killed after hit by vehicle while riding his bicycle

Published: Oct. 27, 2013 at 5:58 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 3, 2013 at 6:42 PM CST
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An Evansville teen has died after being struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle.

The Vanderburgh County Coroner confirms that 18-year-old Cole Deck died Sunday morning of the injuries he suffered in an accident on Saturday night.

Sheriff's deputies say Deck was riding his bicycle north bound on St. Joseph Avenue near Westbrook Blvd. around 9:15 Saturday night when he was struck from behind by a vehicle.

Deck was transported to Deaconess Hospital where he later died.

The coroner tells 14 News that Deck was on his way home from work at the Evansville Kennel Club.

The sheriff's office say 23-year-old driver was not injured in the accident. At this point, he is not being charged.

"The area where the accident happened was very dark, there's not a lot of light in that particular location. So I talked to the accident investigator earlier and she said that what it looked like is the driver did not see the bicyclist at all prior to the crash occurring," EPD Sgt. Matt Corn said.

Authorities do not believe drugs, alcohol or speeding on the driver's part, were factors in the crash.

They say preliminary reports show there were no flashing lights on Deck's bicycle.

We're told Deck was a senior at Central High School and a student at the Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center.

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