Name of deceased cyclist confirmed

A cyclist died after hitting a SUV on Springhill Drive in Kamloops, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.

KAMLOOPS - Sources have confirmed with InfoNews Monday morning the cyclist who died in hospital after hitting a vehicle on Springhill Drive Saturday afternoon was Robert Petersen.

Petersen was a music teacher at St. Ann's Academy and at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic school.

Around 3 p.m. he struck a southbound Ford Escape that was turning left in front of him as he was riding his bicycle downhill.

Following the incident, a traffic analyst from Kelowna inspected the vehicle. Officers on scene said the sun was low on the horizon at the time of the crash.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

-This story was edited at 10:48 a.m. Nov. 17 to add more details.

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