Bicyclist dies after colliding with a Waste Management truck

A bicyclist died after colliding with a Waste Management truck in Auburn on Wednesday morning, July 4, Auburn Police said.

The man, identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office as Anthony Fox, 58, died at the scene, police reported.

Officers responded at approximately 9:15 a.m. to a reported vehicle-bicycle collision in the 400 block of 4th Street Southeast. A Waste Management truck was making a left turn into the alleyway that runs between D and F streets southeast. As the truck was making its turn, the bicyclist struck the side of the truck, suffering severe injuries, police reported.

The driver of the truck remained on scene and cooperated with officers.

There was no indication of impairment or recklessness on the part of the driver, police said.

“Our hearts are heavy with news of this tragic accident,” said Jason Rose, area vice president for Waste Management – Pacific Northwest/British Columbia, in a statement. “We extend our deepest condolences to all those affected and to their families. We are working with the Auburn Police and are grateful to the first-responders who assisted at the scene.”

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