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Charles City cyclist dies after hit by vehicle

A Floyd County woman was life-flighted to MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City after being struck on her bike by a truck Sunday night.

On August 2nd at 7:40 p.m., the Iowa state patrol reported an accident along Shadow Avenue north of 240th Street near Charles City.

43-year-old Colby Elliot of Clarksville was driving southbound on Shadow Avenue in a Ford F-150 truck when he failed to see a cyclist 28-year-old Ellen Bengtson of Charles City who was riding southbound on Shadow Avenue.

Bengtson was airlifted to MercyOne by helicopter to treat a set of unknown injuries. According to the Globe Gazette Bengtson died Sunday night.

The investigation continues. Assisting agencies were the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, Charles City Fire Department, and the AMR Ambulance Service.



Carter Melrose

Carter bullied his way onto the KCHA radio waves after spending 4 years at the University of Iowa as a studying journalist. He writes news, short stories, features, but more than anything, he has a proclivity to wax philosophically.
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