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2 Cyclists Struck By Motorist In Central Minnesota, 1 Killed; Investigation Ongoing

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- One cyclist is dead and another is injured after a crash involving an SUV Tuesday evening.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, the incident occurred just before 10 p.m. on County Road 9 NE just south of Carlos, Minnesota.

There, a preliminary investigation revealed that three cyclists were heading southbound on the road when a Lincoln Navigator, also heading southbound, struck two of the cyclists.

One of the cyclists was pronounced dead at the scene. A second cyclist was taken from the scene in an ambulance and later airlifted to Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis.

A third cyclist was not injured.

The driver of the SUV, identified as a 24-year-old Parkers Prairie, Minnesota man, remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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