TOPEKA (KSNT) – A bicyclist is dead in Topeka after being hit by a Waste Management truck on Thursday.
According to the Topeka Police Department, on Sept. 1 at 1:31 p.m. officers with the TPD responded to a report of a commercial truck v. bicyclist accident at 4th Street and Kansas Avenue. One victim was found in the roadway and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The TPD Accident Reconstruction Team is on-scene investigating. Northbound Kansas Avenue at 5th Street is closed as well as Monroe Street east and westbound at 4th street. The TPD is asking motorists to avoid the area at this time.
Paul Howe, Senior Manager with Waste Management, gave the following statement to 27 News regarding the situation:
“We were sorry to learn of this unfortunate incident,” Howe wrote. “WM is cooperating with the Topeka Police Department as they investigate this incident. Any information will be released through the authorities.”