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Victim of truck-bike accident an Ottawa resident

One man is dead after a pickup struck him while he was riding a bicycle near Emporia on Thursday night.

Lyon County Deputy Jody Meyers says 51-year old Ronald W. Kennedy of Ottawa died of his injuries sustained Thursday night, in an accident involving Kennedy on his bicycle, and a pickup truck.

Deputies, Emporia Police and Emporia rescue personnel were called out to the 600 block of West Highway 50, or between Road "F" and Americus Road, for a reported injury accident shortly after 10 pm. Investigators learned Jean Getten, age and hometown not listed, was driving a pickup westbound when she hit Kennedy, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash is still under investigation.

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