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A dump truck struck a cyclist Tuesday afternoon, sending him to a hospital with life-threatening injures, Colorado Springs police said. (Courtesy of Mike Petkash, KKTV)

A Colorado Springs man died Sunday, five days after he was hit by a dump truck while bicycling.

Jeffrey Alcorn, 32, was severely injured in the crash about 3:20 p.m. April 16 at East Fillmore Street and North Union Boulevard.

Cyclist severely injured in Colorado Springs crash with dump truck

The truck was southbound on Union when the driver tried to turn right onto westbound Fillmore on a green light, police said.

Alcorn was struck while trying to cross the intersection. He was taken to a hospital.

Excessive speed and impairment aren't suspected in the crash, police said. No charges have been filed.

Alcorn was the first cyclist killed in Colorado Springs this year, and his death marks the city's 13th traffic fatality of 2019.


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