2nd bicyclist dies from Brecksville fatal crash

Posted at 1:33 AM, Sep 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-26 01:33:03-04

A second bicyclist has died from a fatal motor vehicle crash, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office. 

The Medical Examiner reported James Lambert, 52, of Cuyahoga Falls, was taken to Marymount Hospital from Snowville Road after being one of five bicyclists that were hit by a truck on Sept. 17. He was then transferred via Life Flight to MetroHealth Medical Center. He was pronounced dead Thursday. 

Matthew Billings, a 33-year-old bicyclist from North Canton, died instantly from his injuries from the crash.

Shortly after 7 p.m. Sept. 17, Billings and Lambert were traveling east down Snowville Road with fellow riders from the Akron Bike Club. The driver of a pick-up truck, traveling in the oncoming lane, made a left turn onto Dewey Road, and collided with the group of riders.

The driver of the truck remained at the scene and cooperated with police. So far, no charges have been filed and the drivers' name has not been released.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, there have been 82 fatal non-motorist crashes through the end of August, which includes groups like pedestrians and bicyclists. At the same time in 2014, there had been 53.


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