Update for the vehicle versus bicyclist collision from 10/17/2017 in Coeur d'Alene and ISP's request for community assistance:
Idaho State Police Troopers are continuing to investigate the fatal vehicle versus bicycle collision which occurred on October 17, 2017, at approximately 2155 hours, on I-90 near milepost 15.5, in the eastern city limits of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Idaho State Police have confirmed the identity of the deceased bicyclist, a 48 year old adult male who has ties to the Spokane, Washington, area. The male's identity is being withheld as ISP personnel are still attempting to locate his next of kin. The male's identity will be released once notifications have been made.
Additionally, an ISP Trooper was en route to the male bicyclist at the time of the collision's occurrence. The male had been reported by a passing motorist to be riding in the right westbound travel lane of I-90.
The white GMC Sierra pick-up community members have reported as being on scene of the collision was not involved in the collision. The driver of the GMC was a good Samaritan who stopped to render aid to the downed bicyclist.
Further, investigation of the scene has revealed the bicyclist was riding the bicycle in the right westbound travel lane of I-90 at the time he was struck. The cyclist was on a black bicycle, wearing low contrast clothing not conspicuous to passing motorists, a headlamp, no rear lighting on the bicycle, and riding in an area with no ambient lighting such as street lights or other illumination. The collision occurred in a sweeping right corner of westbound traffic, and the bicyclist was thrown onto the westbound shoulder after colliding with the vehicle.
ISP Troopers are soliciting the public's help in locating the involved vehicle which is possibly orange in color, or possibly partially orange and partially red. The involved vehicle may possibly have damage to its right side mirror, right side fender, hood, and/or windshield. ISP personnel are looking to interview the driver, and any occupants of the vehicle, which struck the bicyclist. Anyone with any information on the vehicle and/or the occupants is being requested to contact ISP at (208) 209-8730.