A cyclist and a motorist entered a residential intersection in West Bend simultaneously, resulting in a collision that killed the 57-year-old biker, according to a crash report released by the police department.
The crash occurred about 5 p.m. on Nov. 6, at S. Indiana and Kilbourn Aves., an intersection controlled with stop signs for traffic in all four directions.
According to the initial report, the motorist was stopped northbound on Indiana Ave., checked for oncoming traffic, then pulled into the intersection.
The cyclist, Marjean Boots, who lived blocks from the crash scene, pedaled in front of the car while traveling eastbound on Kilbourn and was knocked to the pavement. She was not wearing a helmet, and died of her injuries on Nov. 11. The report indicates that witnesses were uncertain if Boots turned from Indiana Ave. into the path of the car or traveled directly eastbound.
Boots was the 10th cyclist killed this year in a crash with a motor vehicle on a Wisconsin roadway. Reports show that six of the crashes were caused by driver errors. In one of the other four crashes, the cyclist failed to yield the right of way. Reports on the other three crashes do not provide a clear designation of responsibility.