Semi hits, kills bicyclist near Kirtland Air Force Base

Updated: 12/06/2013 1:34 PM | Created: 12/06/2013 1:31 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

The FBI is investigating a fatal crash involving a man riding a bicycle near Kirtland Air Force Base on Wednesday.

Around 11:30 a.m., Jesse Hawkins, a contractor with Lockheed Martin serving as a program and site manager near the base, was struck by a semi while riding his bike. According to a Kirtland spokesperson, Hawkins was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Hawkins' family and friends in their time of grief," said Col. Tom Miller, Kirtland installation commander. 

The FBI has taken over law enforcement jurisdiction for the incident. Safety and law enforcement officials are continuing their investigation.

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