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A 77-year-old cyclist failed to stop, troopers say. Then he was killed by a car

A 77-year-old cyclists was killed Sunday when he reportedly failed to stop at a stop sign and was struck by a vehicle near Poulsbo.
A 77-year-old cyclists was killed Sunday when he reportedly failed to stop at a stop sign and was struck by a vehicle near Poulsbo. Getty Images

A 77-year-old cyclists was killed Sunday when he reportedly failed to stop at a stop sign and was struck by a vehicle, according to a statement from the Washington State Patrol.

Joseph Vlach of Poulsbo was riding southbound on state Route 3 and exited to Route 308 near Poulsbo when he failed to stop at the stop sign at the top of the ramp. He was struck by a white 2014 Hyundai Sonata shortly before 5 p.m., according to the State Patrol statement. Vlach was wearing a helmet.

The eastbound lanes of Route 308 were closed for about four hours.

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