Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 9, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Aru solos to Dauphiné stage victory with late-race attack, Contador retains yellow; Brenton Jones wins Korea stage, takes over lead; Motorist runs down cyclists, killing five in Michigan; Stig Broeckx finally out of danger after motorbike impact; Recovered after losing kidney, Trixi Worrack will make her return to racing this weekend; Orica-AIS and Cervélo-Bigla on skipping WordTour events in pursuit of Olympic success; 2015 UCI annual report released; LottoNL-Jumbo names Tour long-list; WADA suspends Madrid laboratory accreditation; USA Cycling testing for motorized doping; Giant-Alpecin adding development program for 2017; Dauphiné stage 3 highlights; Behind the scenes with Team Giant-Alpecin; Bora-Argon 18 altitude training camp; Huff crosses the finish line in style

Motorist runs down cyclists, killing five in Michigan

by CyclingTips

A driver in Kalamazoo, Michigan struck a group of nine cyclists from behind, killing five and seriously injuring the other four. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The 50-year-old driver was found a short distance away from his vehicle. Police had been looking for him after receiving reports of an erratic driver 30 minutes before the collision with the cyclists.

A witness to the incident, Markus Eberhard, said he often goes fishing at the location and was walking out of a store when, “someone told me ‘watch out’ and I jumped back. The truck went past my foot — almost hit my foot, and I looked, and before I could tell the bikers to move, it was too late. I already heard a bunch of bikes hit his front end.”

Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting said that police were searching for the driver but that it was not an active pursuit at the time of the crash. “It was a moving target,” he said.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Kalamazoo and particularly the cyclists and their families,” Michigan’s governor Rick Snyder said in a statement. “The State Police were called to assist in the investigation and will continue to provide all the resources they can to help determine what exactly happened last night. What we already know for certain is that Michiganders as a family are in mourning today as Kalamazoo struggles to understand another senseless tragedy.”

CyclingTips extends its condolences.

Click through to read more at the Detroit Free Press.

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