The Ohio Highway State Patrol say a 21-year-old woman died in a fatal bicycle accident Monday night while riding cross-country to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis.
The fatal crash happened on State Route 163 near the intersection of Nissen Road in Ottawa County at approximately 7:23 p.m.
According to a media release sent by the Ohio Highway State Patrol, 21-year-old Emily Gagnon, of Massachusetts, was riding her Coda Sport bicycle westbound on State Route 163 when 49-year-old Lynne Smith, of Martin, hit her from behind in her 2001 Ford Escape.
State Patrol say Smith was adjusting her sun visor due to the sun glare when she struck Gagnon. Gagnon was thrown from her bicycle, and was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
According to State Patrol, Gagnon recently graduated from Westfield State University and was riding her bicycle from her home in Holliston, Massachusetts to San Francisco while raising money for Multiple Sclerosis along her way.
The crash remains under investigation. Speed and alcohol are not considered factors in the crash.
Friday, August 22 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:55:26 GMT
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