Bicyclist in fatal accident identified

Police: 55-year-old man was not wearing helmet

By Patty Hastings, Columbian Social Services, Demographics, Faith



The Clark County Sheriff’s Office identified the bicyclist struck and killed early Wednesday morning in Vancouver as Michael W. Miller on Friday night. The 55-year-old was homeless but lived in Vancouver.

The crash was reported at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday in the 12200 block of Northeast 76th Street, a residential area of the Sifton neighborhood.

An eastbound Toyota Camry struck the bicyclist as he crossed Northeast 122nd Avenue.

The bicyclist did not have identification on him and was carrying a large load of aluminum cans, Sgt. Alex Schoening said. He was also not wearing a helmet.

Late Friday night, after relatives were notified, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office identified Miller as the deceased cyclist.

The name of the 24-year-old Vancouver woman who was driving the Camry was not released. Schoening said the investigation is ongoing and the driver was not arrested or cited at the scene.