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75-year-old bicyclist hit, killed by semi in Stutsman County

A 75-year-old bicyclist was killed in Stutsman County Friday evening when he was hit by a semi truck. The cyclist, whose name has not been released, was riding his bike in the far right part of the westbound lane on Highway 46 about 10 miles west...

A 75-year-old bicyclist was killed in Stutsman County Friday evening when he was hit by a semi truck.

Frederick Lonas of Grants Pass, Ore., was riding his bike in the far right part of the westbound lane on Highway 46 about 10 miles west of Highway 281, according to a release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

About 6:30 p.m., a 44-year-old man driving a semi truck drove up behind the bicyclist but couldn't see him and struck him, sending him off of his bike and into the ditch, the release said.

Daniel Blackman of Gackle, N.D., stopped after he struck the man, the release said.

The bicyclist had been wearing his helmet, but was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The crash is still under investigation, the release said.

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