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Bicyclist dies after colliding with truck on Old Hwy 40

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — The Summit County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a cyclist was killed on Thursday at 3:16 p.m. after colliding with a black GMC Sierra truck traveling on Frontage Road (Old Highway 40) near Forestdale Road in Summit County.

On scene, deputies learned from multiple witnesses that a 21-year-old Provo man was traveling south on Old Highway 40 on an electric assist bicycle. For reasons unknown, the cyclist swerved into the travel lanes and crossed into oncoming traffic. A 44-year-old male, driving a GMC passenger truck northbound, was unable to avoid hitting the man on the bicycle. The passenger truck hit the man on the bicycle and the impact caused severe injury to the cyclist who was wearing a helmet.

Medical personnel provided immediate aid to the cyclist, and he was flown to a Salt Lake hospital by AirMed. The man died from his injuries at the hospital. The crash investigation is ongoing.

The identity of the cyclist will not be released until the family has the opportunity to communicate their loss with extended family and friends.

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