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Cyclist killed in rear-end collision, patrol says

The North Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

JSSPN accident report
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JAMESTOWN — A Northbrook, Illinois, man died in a rear-end collision Sunday, June 19, about 10 miles north of Jamestown.

The 20-year-old man was riding a Canyon road bicycle southbound on N.D. Highway 20 near mile marker 10.5 shortly after 12:30 p.m. James Lees, 78, Jamestown, was driving a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado southbound on Highway 20.

The patrol said Lees failed to yield to the bicycle and struck the rear tire, pushing the bicycle and rider into the west ditch.

The patrol said Lees left the scene but came and located the cyclist. The cyclist was declared dead at the scene after emergency personnel arrived, the patrol said.

Lees was not wearing a seat belt, and the cyclist was wearing a helmet, the patrol said. Lee was not injured.

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The patrol said the identity of the cyclist will be released Monday, June 20.

The Stutsman County Sheriff's Office, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department and Jamestown Area Ambulance also responded to the scene.

The patrol is investigating the crash.

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