UPDATE: Bicyclist killed in Independence Sunday morning identified by police

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — UPDATE: Police have identified the bicyclist killed early Sunday morning as Ricky Byrom, a 57-year-old Lexington, Missouri resident. This crash remains under investigation at this time.

FOX 4 previously reported that Independence police began investigating after a bicyclist was struck and killed by an SUV early Sunday morning.

Officers were called to the area of North Emery Street and East College Street shortly before 3 a.m. to investigate a crash involving an SUV and a bicyclist. According to police, the bicyclist was traveling south on Emery Street and failed to stop at a stop sign before entering the road at College Street. A Jeep Cherokee traveling west on College struck the bicyclist.

The rider was transported to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the Jeep was not injured.

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