Fatal Bicycle Accident in West City


By WSIL Manager

WEST CITY -- A Franklin County man was killed Tuesday morning when the bicycle he was riding was hit by a pickup truck.

It happened just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Route 14 and Central Street in West City.

Authorities say John Bruegge, Jr., 59, of Benton, was headed south at the intersection when he was hit by an eastbound pickup truck.

Bruegge was pronounced dead at Franklin Hospital.

The accident is under investigation by the West City Police Department, Franklin County Sheriff's Office and the Franklin County Coroner's Office.

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