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Bicyclist killed in Twin Cities bus crash identified as 75-year-old man

ST. PAUL -- The 75-year-old bicyclist killed in a crash with a school bus in St. Paul Wednesday, May 9, was an avid outdoorsman who was devoted to his family, his son said Thursday.

Alan “Al” Grahn, who grew up in Mounds View, still got together with his high school friends weekly and they had just finished lunch at Dixie’s restaurant on Grand Avenue, his son Andy Grahn said.

He was heading back to his Minneapolis home when the collision happened with a school bus coming from Ramsey Middle School. The 30 students on the bus, driven by an 80-year-old St. Paul man, were not injured, but some witnessed the crash at Summit and Snelling avenues, according to the school district.

Police continue to investigate the crash. The bus driver, identified in a police report as Leland William Jacobs, of St. Paul, was interviewed by police.

Preliminary information indicates the bus may have been turning and the bicyclist crossing the street, according to police.

An investigator told Andy Grahn that witnesses reported his father was traveling west on Summit Avenue, the bus was heading east and the traffic light was yellow, he said.

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