Steamboat Springs The Steamboat Springs teen-ager who was struck by a vehicle on Tuesday while riding his bike across U.S. 40 died in a Denver hospital on Wednesday.
A spokeswoman for Denver Health Medical Center confirmed early Wednesday evening that Ross A. Sessions, 14, died from his injuries. Sessions sustained major spinal cord damage and head and internal injuries.
A sport utility vehicle collided with the boy's bicycle at about 4 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Walton Creek Road and U.S. 40.
Sessions was riding a bicycle west on Walton Creek Road, on the eastbound side of the street, near his home.
Steamboat Springs Police Officer Guy Lumsden said Sessions attempted to cross the highway on a red light.
Stagecoach resident Jessica Dastyck, 60, was driving a late-model Ford Explorer east on U.S. 40 and entered the intersection on a green light when her vehicle struck the bicycle, Lumsden said.
Lumsden said Dastyck was reportedly driving the speed limit of 45 mph when the collision occurred.
Sessions was immediately taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center by ambulance and then was flown to Denver Health Medical Center about four hours after the accident.
After the accident on Tuesday, Lumsden said neither drugs nor alcohol were an issue in the collision. A preliminary investigation indicated Dastyck was not at fault.
Plans for a memorial service for Sessions have not been made.