Source: Students, faculty and staff at McPherson College are remembering one of their own. "He loved riding his bike," McPherson College President Michael Schneider says. "I talked to his dad, and his dad said he was doing what he loved to do." Sophomore Paul Ziegler of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania died Sunday afternoon when he was his bicycle was hit by a vehicle. The crash happened south of McPherson around one o'clock. "He was the best of us," says Dusty Kitchen, a 2012 alumnus and Director of Student Activities and Resident Director of Dotzour Hall. "Everything that was a good human being, he was." "Paul was an outstanding member of our campus community," said President Schneider says. "So many love and respect him. I can't express how devastated we are upon learning of his death." Ziegler was part of the McPherson College tennis team and worked in the sports information office. Tennis coach Jeff Benito says Ziegler's death has been particularly hard on his teammates. "Words cannot express how deeply saddened our team and our campus community is regarding the loss of such an extraordinary individual as Paul Ziegler," Benito says. "He exemplified the best in all of us with his fierce passion for his teammates and to the people he knew and loved. Paul was always so excited to be at practice and worked harder than most to improve every day. He loved being a part of our team, and we will greatly miss him. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family, friends and loved ones." Counseling services are available on campus. People can also leave cards, letters and notes at baskets located in Student Services in Miller Library, at the front desk in Admissions in Mohler Hall, and outside Dr. Crain's office in the basement of the Student Union.
Crash time: between noon and 2:59 p.m.
Land use: Rural
Road type: Collector
Where on the road the collision happened: Shoulder
Collision type: Head on
Vehicle type: Light Trucks (SUVs, pickups)
If truck: Unknown
At crash time driver was: Operating the Vehicle in Careless or Inattentive Manner
SourcesSource: News Report
Link if Website: http://articles.kwch.com/2012-09-24/bicycle-accident_34067086
Source: News Report
Link if Website: http://www.kansascyclist.com/news/2012/09/teenage-cyclist-killed-near-mcpherson-kansas/