Woman dead after a truck strikes her bicycle in Marion County


The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a crash involving a vehicle attempting to pass a bicycle left one woman dead.

Troopers say the crash happened Thursday at 9:32 p.m. on State Route 739 west of the Village of Green Camp in Marion County.

A Dodge Ram truck going west on SR-739 attempted to pass a bicycle. As the pickup started to go around the bike it struck the rear of the bike throwing a woman to the ground, according to The Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Authorities say emergency responders transported 22-year-old Brooke Hoffman to Marion General Hospital where she later died.

Investigators say Hoffman was wearing dark non-reflective clothing, no helmet and failed to display reflectors with lights on the rear of her bicycle.

The crash remains under investigation.

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