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Cyclist hit by truck, dies

A bicyclist was killed after being struck by a truck Wednesday morning in the West Town neighborhood.

The accident happened about 10 a.m. at West Augusta and North Ashland, police said. The truck and the bicyclist both were traveling west on Augusta Boulevard when the truck made a right turn onto Ashland Avenue and struck the bicyclist, police said.

The man, who was riding a red mountain bike, was run over by the truck’s rear tires, according to police and a witness.

“The bike’s rear tire was bent in half,” said Dawn Oswalt, who works at a corner store yards from the accident.

“A customer this morning told me the man received CPR before he was taken away in an ambulance,” Oswalt said.

The truck driver, Danny Darling, 47, of Michigan City, Ind., was issued a citation for making an improper right turn, Zala said.

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