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Elderly Man Dies in Bicycle Crash

by on April 20, 2014 8:20 AM

An elderly man is dead after a bicycle crash in College Township.

It happened at about 1:20 p.m. Saturday, in the 100 block of Rolling Ridge Drive.

Police identify the victim as 85-year-old Duane Olson, a resident of 301 Rolling Ridge Drive.

According to a news release from State College police, officers responding to a report of an injured man found Olson had suffered severe head trauma.

Members of Centre Life Link EMS took Olson to the Mount Nittany Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators believe Olson lost control of his bicycle and crashed, hitting his head on a brick wall and chain link fence.

It's not clear why Olson lost control of his bicycle.

Police say no other vehicle was involved and no foul play is suspected.

Steve Bauer was the Managing Editor of Steve and his wife Trina are longtime area residents. They reside in State College along with a wacky Golden Retriever named Izzy.
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