The rider rushed to the hospital following an early morning collision with a van at Pike and Boren last week has died, CHS has learned. The 18-year-old was identified by the King County Medical Examiner Thursday as Nap Cantwell, the son of Elysian Brewing owner Dick Cantwell and Chiyo Ishikawa, deputy curator for the Seattle Art Museum.
According to police, Cantwell was not wearing a helmet when he struck a van while riding downhill on Pike at Boren around 6:20a on Tuesday, May 29th:
According to witnesses, the male cyclist was riding his 10-speed bicycle westbound on Pike Street. The cyclist ran into the side of a van that was travelling south on Boren Avenue. The cyclist was not wearing a helmet. SFD Medics transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
SPD said the investigation into the crash is ongoing.
Cantwell was a 2011 graduate of Garfield High School and worked at Elysian, according to his Facebook profile. He was also a musician and posted his works to this Bandcamp site. Last May, CHS heard from his father about the 15th anniversary of Elysian.