Bicyclist struck, killed by driver on Eau Claire trail

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Eau Claire police said a 90-year-old man drove his car onto a bike path, colliding with a bicyclist who later died of his injuries.

Police Lt. Tim Golden said the victim was a 51-year-old Eau Claire man. The man was riding his bike Friday about 12:30 p.m. when he was struck.

He was taken to a hospital with severe injuries.

Police Lt. Greg Weber said alcohol wasn’t a factor in the collision. He said investigators are looking into whether the driver fell asleep, had a medical issue or just got confused.

An Eau Claire Leader-Telegram report said the names of the driver and bicyclist haven’t been released.

Weber said a police crash-reconstruction unit was expected to be at the collision site.

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