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Bicyclist From Massachusetts Killed, Another Seriously Injured In Texas Crash

HAMILTON (CBS) -- One bicyclist from Massachusetts was killed and another seriously injured in a Texas crash over the weekend.

It happened Saturday at about 11 a.m. three miles east of Rye on Farm-to-Market 787. The state's Department of Public Safety reported that a 2014 Ford Escape was heading east "when the driver failed to control their speed and struck three-pedal cyclists."

Kent Wosepka, a 51-year-old from South Hamilton, was airlifted to the hospital but died the next day. Wosepka was a part-time faculty member in the finance department at Boston College's Carroll School of Management from 2017 to 2020.

"Kent was a great guy and stellar teacher who was highly organized, and very popular with students. He stopped teaching in 2020 so that he could spend more time travelling, but he knew he could come back to teach here at any time," Finance department chair Ronnie Sadka said in a statement. "We extend our deepest condolences to his family and many friends."

Another South Hamilton resident, 54-year-old Elizabeth O'Brien, was also airlifted to a hospital and was in serious condition, the public safety department said.

A third bicyclist from California was also seriously hurt in the crash. The driver, 66-year-old Texas resident Michael Weaver, was not injured.

Police have not released any additional information and say the investigation is continuing.


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