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Man on bike killed in collision in Jackson Township

Beacon Journal staff report

A truck struck and killed a man riding a bicycle Wednesday, Jackson Township police said.

The identify of the man, 60, has not been released, pending notification of family.

Police say the crash happened about 8:40 a.m., when a commercial semi-tractor hit the man while he was riding near the intersection of Mudbrook Street Northwest and Lutz Avenue.

The bicyclist was taken to Affinity Hospital in Massillon and later flown by medical helicopter to Akron General Medical Center. He was pronounced dead at 10:40 a.m.

Jackson police and the State Highway Patrol are investigating the crash.


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