Bicyclist Died after Struck by Car

Posted/updated on: October 14, 2012 at 5:10 pm

LONGVIEW — A Longview man has died after the bicycle he was riding was struck by a vehicle. Gary Spruille, 51, (pictured) was struck around 10:00 Thursday night while riding his bike in the 2900 block of Estes Parkway, according to Longview police. Witnesses told officers a 2003 red Honda Accord, driven by Hameed Ali Shahzad, 25, Longview, was traveling northbound in the outside lane of traffic when the vehicle struck Spruille. According to the Longview News-Journal, Spruille was riding in the middle of the outside lane. Shahzad told officers that he did not see Spruille. Spruille’s bicycle did not have safety equipment required by law. Pct. Justice of the Peace Sam Lawson pronounced Spruille dead at the scene.

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