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Name of cyclist killed Saturday afternoon accident in Newton released

Posted at 8:04 AM, Aug 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-19 19:23:05-04

CACHE COUNTY, Utah — A cyclist was killed Saturday afternoon in Cache County after he was hit by a car.

On Sunday, authorities identified the man as 45-year-old Derek Steadman of Preston, Idaho.

According to officials with the Utah Highway Patrol, the incident occurred around 3:45 p.m. in Newton.

Steadman was riding a bicycle southbound on state Road 218, and was approaching 6400 North, when the driver of a Buick Lacrosse turned in front of the cyclist, striking him.

The cyclist hit the passenger side front corner of the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries,” UHP said in a statement. “He died on scene.”