Bicyclist killed in rural Sauk Co. crash

MERRIMAC, Wis. — A bicyclist was killed in a crash near Merrimac Thursday afternoon, the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office said.

The crash happened around 12:50 p.m. on State Highway 78 near Goette Road west of Merrimac.

In a news release, the sheriff’s office said the cyclist was heading east on Highway 78 when they lost control and veered into the westbound lane. A westbound vehicle then hit the cyclist, who died at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle was not hurt, the sheriff’s office said.

The victim’s name has not been released pending family notification.

Officials are still investigating the crash.

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