Bicyclist Struck On East College Way Dies

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Mount Vernon, WA – The Mount Vernon Police Department has identified the bicyclist that was struck by a vehicle on East College Way as 46-year old Kelly Couture of Mount Vernon. Couture died as a result of her injuries just after 2:00 p.m.  on October 30th, 2018 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

According to an updated press release from Lieutenant Greg Booth with the  Mount Vernon Police Department, COUTURE was  struck by a vehicle around 8:13 p.m. on the evening of Saturday, October 27th, 2018 in the 3700 block of East College Way.

Evidence and witness statements indicate COUTURE was riding Westbound in the Eastbound lanes of travel when she was struck. Weather conditions were poor at the time of the collision.

Mount Vernon Police Detectives continue to investigate the crash, and hope to have the case forwarded to the Skagit County Prosecutor’s Office for review in the next few weeks.

The adult male driver of the involved vehicle remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators.

Detective ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who has information that would help assist investigators to please call the 24-hour Dispatch information line at (360) 428-3211 or the Mount Vernon Police Department during business hours at (360) 336-6271. Reference Case number 18-M20087.

A GoFundMe account has been established to help the Couture family with cremation and memorial costs. Please click here to be taken to the GoFundMe page.

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