Southeast Idaho bicyclist killed instantly when struck by car

August 22, 2018

NEWTON, Utah — A bicyclist was killed on Saturday afternoon when a vehicle pulled in front of him on State Road 218 near this town along the Idaho-Utah border.

The Utah Highway Patrol identified the victim as 45-year-old Derek Steadman of Preston.

According to UHP Lt. Lee Perry, Steadman was riding a road bicycle southbound on SR218 when a Buick Lacrosse driven by a 75-year-old Cache Valley woman turned in front of him at 6400 North. Steadman hit the car’s front-right corner, reportedly dying instantly. Perry estimated the bike to be traveling 25 mph.

Earlier in the evening, the UHP announced it was seeking community help in identifying the bicyclist, who had no identification on him. A photo of the bicycle was posted on social media, and that aided in the process.

Newton is a town of about 800 people located northwest of Logan, Utah, and south of the Idaho-Utah border.

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