HAMILTON COUNTY (July 25, 2014) – Investigators now say the accident that killed a bicycle rider in Hamilton County earlier this month was not a hit-and-run.
Nicholas Camp, 20, Cicero, was killed on Monday, July 14, while riding his bike south on Main Street. Investigators initially thought Camp’s left handlebar clipped a passing car, causing him to lose control and crash. He died from severe head trauma; police said he wasn’t wearing a helmet.
Investigators from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said Friday that evidence shows Camp’s bike was never hit by a passing car. They said he lost control and crashed. Police said there was no evidence on the road or on Camp’s bike to indicate any type of collision.
Police said it’s possible a passing vehicle startled Camp and caused him to lose control. If that’s the case, the vehicle never made contact with Camp or his bike.
Camp leaves behind a 9-month-old daughter.