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Cyclist struck, killed by dump truck in Northwest DC

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

ROCKVILLE, Md. — A cyclist is dead after they were hit by a dump truck early Friday morning, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

A police spokesperson said the crash happened in the area of 5th Street and Rhode Island Avenue Northwest just before 3 a.m. Responding officers found an adult male cyclist dead on the scene. The dump truck driver remained at the scene. 

Officials have identified that cyclist as 65-year-old Michael Gordon.

Investigators believe Gordon was riding on the sidewalk when he entered the crosswalk and hit the passenger side of the dump truck as it passed through the intersection. 

Drivers were advised to use alternate routes as Rhode Island Avenue Northwest is closed in both directions from the 600 to 800 blocks, and S and Q Streets are blocked off on 7th Street NW.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.

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