Source: A 71-year-old Taylorville man died Thursday morning after the bicycle he was riding on Illinois 104 west of Auburn was struck from behind by a car. The name of the bicyclist was not immediately released. Illinois State Police reported the bicyclist was traveling west on the shoulder of Illinois 104, about 0.2 miles east of Hunley Road, at 8:42 a.m. when he was struck by a car driven by Willem D. Cohen, 22, of Pawnee. Police said the car "drifted onto the westbound shoulder." The bicyclist, who landed on the hood of the car, was taken to Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, where he died. The investigation into the crash continues, and charges are pending, police said.
Crash time: between 6 a.m. and 8:59 a.m.
Closest Intersection: Hunley Rd
Land use: Rural
Road type: Rural Arterial
Where on the road the collision happened: Shoulder
Collision type: Rear-end
Vehicle type: Automobile
If truck: Unknown
At crash time driver was: Operating the Vehicle in Careless or Inattentive Manner
SourcesSource: News Report
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