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Bicyclist killed in Near West Side crash

The driver of the vehicle told investigators he went through a yellow light and was unable to stop before hitting the cyclist because of water on the street.

A bicyclist was hit and killed by a vehicle Sept. 9, 2020, at Damen Avenue and Warren Boulevard.
A bicyclist was hit and killed by a vehicle Sept. 9, 2020, at Damen Avenue and Warren Boulevard.
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A bicyclist was hit and killed by a vehicle Wednesday on the Near West Side.

The 28-year-old was riding south on Damen Avenue about 7:50 a.m. when an eastbound vehicle hit him in the intersection with Warren Boulevard, according to Chicago police.

The bicyclist was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later, police said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Andrew Ryan Biesen of Lake View.

An autopsy found he died of multiple blunt force injuries from the crash and ruled his death an accident, the medical examiner’s office said.

The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and told investigators he went through a yellow light and was unable to stop in time because of water on the street, police said. No citations had been issued as of Wednesday afternoon.

Area Three detectives are investigating.