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Cyclist dies after Griggs County crash

GRIGGS COUNTY -- A Cooperstown, N.D., man has died after being hit by a vehicle Wednesday afternoon while riding a bicycle on a county road. Leslie Ronningen, 67, died Thursday after succumbing to injuries suffered when he was struck by a truck o...

GRIGGS COUNTY - A Cooperstown, N.D., man has died after being hit by a vehicle Wednesday afternoon while riding a bicycle on a county road.

Leslie Ronningen, 67, died Thursday after succumbing to injuries suffered when he was struck by a truck on Griggs County Road 19 near Cooperstown, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Rick Rahlf, 52, was driving his Dodge Ram 1500 north when he came upon a northbound bicycle ridden by Ronningen. Rahlf attempted to brake and swerve to avoid the cyclist but was unsuccessful and struck Ronningen from behind, a news release stated.

Ronningen was taken to Essentia Hospital in Fargo, where he was treated for life-threatening injuries before dying Thursday.

No charges have been filed in the incident.

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