Source: An 18-year-old female is dead after she was hit by a car while riding a bike in Fayette County Monday night. Dispatchers from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office tell NBC4 that the female cyclist has died after being hit by a vehicle Monday night. The crash happened in the 3000 block of state Route 41 at about 9 p.m. Monday. Leah Mootispaw, 18, of Washington Court House, was riding her bike in the southbound lane of S.R. 41 NW when she was struck from behind by a Ford Focus, driven by Stephanie Leasure, 28, of Washington Court House, according to a report. Mootispaw was ejected from the bicycle. She was transported from the scene to the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University with life-threatening injuries, where she later died. Leasure was not injured in the crash. The initial investigation indicated no illumination device was present on the bicycle Mootispaw was riding. No word has been given on if Leasure will face charges.
Crash time: between 6 p.m. and 8:59 p.m.
Land use: Rural
Road type: Rural Arterial
Where on the road the collision happened: Road
Collision type: Rear-end
Vehicle type: Light Trucks (SUVs, pickups)
If truck: Unknown
At crash time driver was: Don't Know
SourcesSource: News Report
Link if Website: http://www2.nbc4i.com/news/2012/sep/04/female-cyclist-killed-after-being-struck-vehicle-ar-1159655/
Legal StatusLegal status: No charges filed
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