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Moses Lake Broadcaster Mel Olson Killed in Bicycle Collision

Updated on: 1/25/2019

mel olson bicycle moses lakeThe longtime announcer for Moses Lake High School was killed Tuesday afternoon after he was struck on his bicycle by a pickup truck in Moses Lake, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. 

Robert "Mel" Olson, 89, was riding his bike on Airway Drive Northeast inside the Harvest Manor Estates trailer park. While riding down the road between the first and second row of trailers, he approached the intersection of the road to the third entrance. That's when he was hit by a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. Olson was taken to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake, where he died from his injuries.

According to police, Olson and the pickup truck driver, a 46-year-old Moses Lake man, entered a private road intersection at the same time and did not see each other. The pickup struck Olson. 

Olson was wearing a helmet but received a serious head injury. Alcohol and drugs are not a factor in the bicycle collision.

As of Wednesday no charges had been filed. The incident remains under investigation.

The "Voice of the Chiefs," Olson had been calling football and basketball games, as well as wrestling matches, for the Moses Lake Chiefs for over 50 years. An avid bicyclist, reports say Olson was often seen riding through Moses Lake.

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