Vancouver man dies after truck hits him and two other bicyclists



Updated: August 4, 2011, 10:04 PM


A Vancouver man who was among three bicyclists hit by a truck in Washington County, Ore., on Wednesday night died Thursday. His fiancée was seriously injured.

Diego Reyes, 23, of Vancouver died at Portland’s Legacy Emanuel Hospital.

His fiancée, Courtney Acosta-Grates, 30, of Portland was listed in serious condition at Emanuel, an official said Thursday night.

The third bicyclist, Melanie Diaz, 25, of Portland was treated at a hospital and released.

They were hit by a truck about 9 p.m. Wednesday near North Plains, Ore., according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The driver, whom authorities identified as 30-year-old Aaron Hughes, was traveling around a corner, according to a sheriff’s spokesman.

Two of the riders reportedly were thrown from their bikes. None of the cyclists was wearing a helmet or had lights on their bikes, the official said.

Hughes was not cited, and the preliminary investigation indicates he will not face criminal charges, the spokesman said. He reportedly told deputies he could not see the cyclists.