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Bicyclist killed

Jessica Cuffman • Jul 23, 2013 at 12:51 PM

A bicyclist died after being struck from behind while riding in Ottawa County Tuesday morning.

Dale Tusen, 39, of Port Clinton, was riding west on Wilcox Road east of Ohio 53 at about 5:55 a.m. when a car driver struck him in the rear.

Tusen was thrown from his bicycle and died from his injuries, according to a news release from the Sandusky post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The driver of the car, Michael Swint, 68, is from Fort Jennings and suffered no injuries in the crash.

Tuesen was riding a Trek Madone bicycle and was wearing a helmet.

Swint was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Impala and was wearing his seatbelt.

The patrol's reconstruction team remained at the scene at about noon Tuesday, gathering evidence.

No citations have been issued.

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