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Anchorage police identify cyclist who died in Sunday collision with vehicle

An accident between a person riding a bicycle and a vehicle has closed all lanes of northbound...
An accident between a person riding a bicycle and a vehicle has closed all lanes of northbound 9th Avenue at A Street.(Dave Leval)
Published: Oct. 31, 2021 at 5:09 PM AKDT|Updated: Nov. 3, 2021 at 2:48 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Anchorage police reported that the cyclist involved in a collision with a vehicle on Sunday afternoon has died.

Police issued an update on Wednesday that 83-year-old Mengli Xu died as a result of injuries he suffered Sunday at 2:14 p.m. A Subaru Forester traveling west on 9th Avenue struck Xu, who was traveling north on A Street at the intersection of 9th Avenue and A Street.

Police initially closed all lanes of 9th Avenue at A Street near and reported that the cyclist was taken to a local hospital with “life-threatening injuries” on Sunday evening. Xu was identified as the cyclist on Wednesday after police had notified his family.

“The Subaru Forester had a green light and was passing through the intersection when it collided with the cyclist,” said Associate Director of Community Relations Sunny Guerin via email. “The driver of the vehicle stayed on scene and cooperated with the investigation. The adult male bicyclist was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. there have been no arrests made.”

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional information.

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