Bicyclist dies after accident on U.S. 63

Friday, November 16, 2007 | 5:25 p.m. CST; updated 6:59 a.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

COLUMBIA — A Columbia man died Friday after he was hit by a sport utility vehicle while riding his bicycle on U.S. 63 near the Broadway exit, Columbia police said.

Robert Duke, 25, was crossing the highway when he was hit by an SUV driven by 36-year-old Holly Andrews of Columbia, according to a police department news release. Duke was taken by ambulance to University Hospital, where he died. He was not wearing a helmet, according to the release.

Andrews and the three children in her car, two 3-year-olds and a 2-year-old, were not injured, according to the release. All were wearing seat belts.

Curtis Perkins, a traffic crash investigator with the Columbia Police Department, said police did not know why Duke was on the highway. Police will continue to investigate the accident, he said.

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.