Teen bicyclist killed in cancer fundraiser ride in Arlington

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A teen bicyclist was killed Sunday morning during a fundraising bike ride event in Arlington.

ARLINGTON, Wash. -  A teen bicyclist from Victoria, B.C., was killed Sunday morning during a bike ride event in Arlington, police said.

The incident happened at about 9:20 a.m. near the intersection of Smokey Point Boulevard and 204th Street Northeast.

A 16-year-old boy was riding his bike along with his mom, uncle and about 3,000 bicyclists from Canada for the Ride to Conquer Cancer.

Police said the teen was trying to get ahead of the group, but when he got out of the pack, he fell into the oncoming lanes.

A vehicle hit the teen head-on.

According to police, the driver, a woman in her 50s, was traveling under the speed limit and had no signs of impairment.

She stayed and spoke with investigators.

Police said some of the riders stayed behind to talk with investigators.

But KIRO 7 has learned the teen likely goes to the Pacific Christian School in Victoria they have a note on their website labeled "Community Tragedy."

Police told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News that Ride to Conquer Cancer was in its fifth year and it has never had an accident.

A spokesman for the ride released a statement reading in part: “All of those who are associated with The Ride to Conquer Cancer have been deeply-saddened by this news and our thoughts and prayers are with the rider's family and friends.”

Officials with the ride staying in Redmond Sunday night would not share any additional details about the 16-year-old or the accident.