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Investigators: Car strikes, kills bicyclist near Richmond

Man dies after being hit by car while riding bike

RICHMOND, Ind. (WISH) — A car struck and killed a bicyclist early Tuesday morning along U.S. 35 just north of the city of Richmond, the Wayne County sheriff says.

On Tuesday night, Sheriff Randy Retter identified the bicyclist as Travis Ketring, 49, of Richmond.

Investigators believe the driver of a gold 2014 Chevrolet Malibu was southbound at a high rate of speed when it drifted of the west side of U.S. 35 for an unknown reason and hit Ketring at Flatley Road. That’s just north of the I-70 interchange.

Callers to 911 informed authorities of the crash about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The male driver, who was not publicly identified in a news release from the sheriff, was found after 6 a.m. Tuesday with injuries said to be consistent with a vehicle crash. A caller had told authorities a male was stumbling through the area around the 1400 block of Industries Road. The driver was taken to a Reid Health facility for a medical evaluation. His condition was not provided in the news release.

The release did not say any arrest had been made.