A 52-year-old Depew man was struck and killed by a dump truck while riding his bicycle along Walden Avenue in Lancaster Monday morning.
Eyewitnesses tell police that James Coffed was struck just after 8 a.m. when the truck turned right into his path at Sheldon Avenue.
Both the truck and bike were traveling eastbound on Walden. Testing on the truck driver have ruled out alcohol and drugs as factors. An investigation is continuing.
Buffalo-area cyclists will join together for a ride through the city to honor those injured or killed on local roadways over the past year. Green Options Buffalo founder and "Ride of Silence" organizer Justin Booth says Monday evening's event is meant to raise awareness of the need to safely share roadways.
The Ride of Silence leaves Symphony Circle at 5:30 p.m. Monday and will proceed down Porter Avenue, which was recently overhauled by the city to include bike lanes and other safety features.