SUV hits, kills bicyclist in Bartholomew County

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BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. (Sept. 24, 2015) – A 20-year-old bicyclist died after a crash near Hope Wednesday night.

Bartholomew County sheriff’s deputies were called to 17940 E. 500 N. just east of Hope around 7:15 p.m.

Investigators said two bicyclists were riding west toward Hope when an SUV struck one of them from behind. Mia R. Dora, 20, Hartsville, died instantly. The other bicyclist, a 22-year-old Columbus man, was not hurt.

Police said a 17-year-old was behind the wheel of the SUV. They believe he didn’t see the riders because of the sun.