On 08/1/23, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a vehicle vs bicyclist crash in area of North Avenue and Cannell Avenue. The male cyclist, who was transported to the hospital after being struck by the vehicle has succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash. Through the course of the investigation, officers determined the bicyclist had entered the roadway in the path of the vehicle. The Mesa County Coroner’s Office will be responsible for releasing the identity of the deceased male after appropriate notifications have been made.
The driver of the vehicle, Juan Yanez-Melendez, age 20, was charged for Failing to Stop/Remain at the Scene of an Accident Involving Serious Bodily Injury, and additional related charges. There is no further information available at this time.
For more about the initial incident, read here.