Bicyclist killed in Near West Side crash: police

A bicyclist was hit and killed by a vehicle Wednesday on the Near West Side.

The 28-year-old was riding south on Damen Avenue about 7:50 a.m. when an eastbound vehicle hit him in the intersection with Warren Boulevard, according to Chicago police.

The bicyclist was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released his identity.

The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and told investigators he went through a yellow light and was unable to stop in time because of water on the street, police said. No citations had been issued as of Wednesday afternoon.

Area Three detectives are investigating.