Cyclist hit by vehicle in Colorado Springs dies a day later

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A cyclist was rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon following a crash involving a vehicle.

The incident happened in the 3500 block of North Cascade. The neighborhood is just east of I-25 and north of East Fillmore Street. Cascade was closed in both directions as police investigated for about two hours.

Investigators believe both the cyclist and the driver were travelling southbound on North Cascade when the cyclist was struck from behind by the car. The driver then went off the left side of the road and hit a sign post.

Police announced publicly on Monday the cyclist died on Saturday. He was identified as 49-year-old Heiko Leach of Colorado Springs. Police say Leach was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

As of Monday, no charges have been filed in the case. It isn't clear who was at fault.

Anyone with information or who is a witness to this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000.