The nine bicyclist were riding together in an organized group when they were struck from behind by a pickup truck driven by a 50-year-old man from West Michigan.

A driver in Kalamazoo hit nine bicyclist, five of which were pronounced dead at the scene. The bicyclists were struck in the 5500 block of North Westnedge.

The driver is currently in custody after hitting the bicyclists and was found by police a short distance away from the scene of the accident.

According to the director of road safety with the Kalamazoo Bicycle Club Paul Selden stated that this is the most tragic bicycle accident in the history of Kalamzoo.