Bicyclist dies after failing to yield

Investigation is ongoing by the Washington State Patrol

POULSBO — A bicyclist was struck and killed after failing to stop at a stop sign Sunday afternoon just outside of Poulsbo.

Joseph Vlach, 77, of Poulsbo, was bicycling southbound on State Route 3 and exited to State Route 308 at about 4:53 p.m. July 2.

According to a report from Washington State Patrol, Vlach “failed to stop at the stop sign at the end of the ramp and proceeded to eastbound State Route 308.” According to the report, Vlach was wearing a bicycle helmet at the time.

Vlach “failed to yield” to a vehicle and was struck by the white Hyundai Sonata, driven by a 21-year-old Keyport man. Vlach was taken to Harborview Medical Center, but died

The Hyundai was damaged but not totaled.

The incident is still under investigation; no charges have been pressed as of noon July 3.

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