Bicyclist struck, killed near Dane County state park

CREATED Oct 8, 2012

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MADISON- Dane County authorities report another bicyclist has died in a crash with a motor vehicle.

The sheriff's office say a bicyclist was killed Monday when she was struck by a pickup truck near Governor Nelson State Park in Westport.

A sheriff's spokeswoman says the pickup was traveling south on Highway M when it veered off the road and struck the cyclist shortly before 11:40 a.m.

The bicyclist died at the scene. Her name was not released.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports it is the second bicycle fatality in Dane County in less than a week.

On Wednesday, a bicyclist collided with a car on Madison's East Side. The Dane County medical examiner's office says 21-year-old Tyler Knipfer of Madison was pinned beneath the vehicle and died several days later.