Bicylist hit by car in west Sparks dies

The scene of a fatal crash involving a bicyclist on Prater Way on Dec. 9, 2022.
The scene of a fatal crash involving a bicyclist on Prater Way on Dec. 9, 2022.(Michael Cooper/KOLO)
Published: Dec. 9, 2022 at 4:55 PM PST|Updated: Dec. 9, 2022 at 6:00 PM PST
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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) -6 P.M. UPDATE A bicyclist is dead after being hit in west Sparks, the Sparks Police Department said.

It happened Friday about 4 p.m. on Prater Way. The driver of a sedan was going west on Prater Way and the bicyclist was going east between 21st Street and 22nd Street in the bicycle lane.

The driver turned into a convenience store and hit the bicyclist when the bicyclist was in the bike lane, police said.

Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor and the driver is cooperating with police.

Prater Way in that area is expected to be closed until about 8 p.m.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Sparks Police Department is investigating a fatal crash in west Sparks.

It asks the public to avoid the area of Prater Way and 22nd Street.

The crash happened about 4 p.m.