A bicyclist is dead after being hit by a driver near Carlisle in northern Warren County on Monday.
Officials with the Ohio State Highway Patrol said a 70-year-old man was riding a bike along Franklin-Madison Road Monday evening. When the driver of a vehicle tried to pass him, the bicyclist didn't notice and turned into the car, police said.
"The gentleman on the bicycle was traveling southbound on Franklin-Madison Road in the southbound lane," said Sergeant Robert Burd, with the Lebanon post of OSHP. "Traffic had gone around to pass as they were going to pass. He did not realize that he was being passed and went to turn left into a private driveway and that's when he was struck by one of the cars that was passing him."
The man died on impact, according to police. Officials from Franklin and Carlisle responded to the scene and tried performing CPR to revive the man, but were unable.
Franklin-Madison Road was closed Monday evening while officials investigated the crash, but it has since opened.
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