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Cyclist fatally struck by car on U.S. 31


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Tribune photo by Aubrey Woods / Indiana State Troop Korry Clark talks to the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal wreck involving a bicycle on Tuesday afternoon in the 7800 block of north U.S. 31
Tribune photo by Aubrey Woods / Indiana State Troop Korry Clark talks to the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal wreck involving a bicycle on Tuesday afternoon in the 7800 block of north U.S. 31

Tribune photo by Aaron Piper/ Indiana State Trooper Stephen Wheeles, left, Jackson County Coroner Roger Wheeler, second from left, Sheriff's Deputy lieutenant Andy Wayman, right, and emergency personel look at a cellphone held by Deputy Coroner Ron Cox, center, at the scene of a fatal wreck involving a vehicle and bicycle on U.S. 31 near the entrance to Redding Woods subdivision.
Tribune photo by Aaron Piper/ Indiana State Trooper Stephen Wheeles, left, Jackson County Coroner Roger Wheeler, second from left, Sheriff's Deputy lieutenant Andy Wayman, right, and emergency personel look at a cellphone held by Deputy Coroner Ron Cox, center, at the scene of a fatal wreck involving a vehicle and bicycle on U.S. 31 near the entrance to Redding Woods subdivision.


A Jennings County man riding a bicycle on U.S. 31 in northern Jackson County was struck by a car and killed Tuesday afternoon, police report.

Mark Crosby, 48, of North Vernon, died after a collision with a 2006 Dodge Stratus driven by 53-year-old Gary Hollin, according to a report from Indiana State Trooper Stephen Wheeles.

Wheeles said Crosby was thrown from his bicycle after the collision, reported at 1:32 p.m. Tuesday about 2.5 miles north of Seymour.

Hollin was not injured but was taken to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour for blood testing as required by law for all drivers involved in fatal traffic crashes, Wheeles said.

The results of the blood test are pending and the cause of the wreck remains under investigation, Sgt. Noel Houze of the Indiana State Police said.

The wreck occurred in the 7800 block of North U.S. 31 near the entrance to Redding Woods, a small subdivision on the east side of the two-lane highway.

Sheriff Michael Carothers, who assisted at the scene, said both Hollin and Crosby were traveling north when the collision occurred.

Nearby residents said they did not hear or see the wreck.

County Coroner Roger Wheeler said Dr. Wes Whittler was scheduled to conduct an autopsy at Schneck this morning. Deputy Coroner Ron Cox was called to the scene to assist Wheeler with the investigation for the coroner’s office.

Crosby was originally from Ohio and the father of three children, Wheeler added.

Assisting trooper Wheeles at the scene were state police Sgt. Mark Helms, Senior Trooper Jason Hankins and Trooper Korry Clark and Lt. Andy Wayman with the sheriff’s department.

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