Cyclist killed in crash with semi near downtown Grand Rapids

Posted at 6:06 AM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 15:06:27-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — One person is dead after a crash involving a bicycle and a semi truck.

Photo of Devin provided by family

Grand Rapids Police say that the crash happened about 5:40 a.m. at the intersection of Turner Avenue and 6th Street NW. The intersection is a three-way stop, with Turner being a one-way street heading south.

Police say Devin Lamont, 19, was riding a bike westbound on 6th Street when he went through the intersection without stopping. The truck had stopped at the intersection and had started turning east onto 6th Street when the collision happened.

Lamont died at the scene. The truck driver was not injured. Other drivers remained at the scene and told police what they saw.

Lamont's family is raising money to help with expenses following his death. You can donate here.

Police say that they do not believe alcohol or speed were factors in the crash.