Man struck, killed by dump truck early Friday in Northwest DC

Authorities say a man on a bicycle was struck and killed by a dump truck early Friday morning in Northwest, D.C.

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The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. near 7th Street and Rhode Island Avenue.

Police say a preliminary investigation shows the dump truck was attempting to turn onto Rhode Island Avenue from 7th street when the bicyclist entered into the crosswalk from the sidewalk and struck the passenger side of the dump truck.

The bicyclist went underneath the truck and suffered significant injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police later identified the bicyclist as Michael Gordon, 65, of Northwest D.C.

Police say the dump truck had a green light at the time it was turning. The vehicle remained on the scene after the incident.


The incident remain under investigation.