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Cyclist Fatally Struck by Truck in Northwest DC

The cyclist was struck at Rhode Island Avenue and Seventh Street NW, in the Shaw area

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NBC Washington

A man riding a bike died after he was hit by a dump truck in Northwest D.C. early Friday, police said. 

The name of the victim was not immediately released. 

Michael Gordon, 65, was struck at Rhode Island Avenue and Seventh Street NW, in the Shaw area, at about 2:30 a.m., police said. 

The driver of the dump truck was northbound in the 1500 block of 7th Street NW, while Gordon was also traveling northbound in the same block but on the east sidewalk, police said. At the intersection with Rhode Island Avenue, the dump truck driver began to make a right hand turn onto Rhode Island while Gordon rode into the crosswalk and struck the side of the dump truck.

Gordon went under the truck and suffered significant injuries, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of a red dump truck remained on the scene and cooperated with police, the department said.

A large area around the scene was closed to traffic.

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