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Bicycle/vehicle collision on Coffeen Avenue results in fatality

SHERIDAN — At 11:30 a.m. Saturday, a man and woman riding bicycles on Coffeen Avenue about 1/2 mile south of Sheridan College were struck by a vehicle.

Larry Hurst, 65, of Sheridan, died at the scene. At last report, his wife, Sara Hurst, was in critical condition at a hospital in Billings.

The names of the victims were released by Sheridan County Deputy Coroner Kevin Sessions Saturday evening.

Goose Valley Volunteer Fire Department and Wyoming Highway Patrol responded to a report of a vehicle/bicycle collision on U.S. Highway 87, South Coffeen Avenue, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday approximately 1/2 mile south of Sheridan College, Wyoming Department of Transportation Public Involvement Specialist Ronda Holwell said in a media release.

It was determined that two bicyclists were traveling single file in the southbound emergency lane when a vehicle that was also traveling southbound struck the cyclists.

The male bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, and the female bicyclist was transported to Sheridan Memorial Hospital where she was stabilized and then later life flighted to Billings,” Holwell said.

Authorities continue to investigate, and charges against the driver of the vehicle are pending, Holwell said.

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Hannah Wiest is the government and outdoors reporter for The Sheridan Press. She has lived in Colorado and Montana but loves her sunny home state of Wyoming best. She joined The Press staff in February 2013.

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