A report in the Green Bay Press Gazette identifies a cyclist who died after a crash in the Town of Oneida on Monday as Kris Hanson.
The 56-year-old was riding on a tandem with her husband, Douglas Hanson, 59, who was injured and hospitalized.
News accounts differ on the circumstances of the deadly collision with a Corvette on County Highway EE. The Press Gazette reported the tandem collided with the car; a WTAQ radio report says the car hit the cyclists.
Both the tandem and the Corvette were reported to be heading in the same direction.
The Outagamie County Sheriff's Department did not provide details on the circumstances of the collision.
Hanson, who lived in Green Bay, was the third cyclist in the state to be killed in a crash with a motor vehicle since July 1.
The fourth died Tuesday morning, in a collision with a car at the intersection of S. 17th Ave. and Elm St. in Wausau.
The Wausau Daily Herald reported details on the fatality.
Easton Shryne, 22, of Wausau, was riding his bicycle at about 5:10 a.m. down a hill on Elm Street and rode into the intersection at South 17th Avenue. Witnesses told police that Shryne went through a red light at the intersection.
Lorraine Klatt, 74, of Wausau, was driving northbound on 17th Avenue when she hit Shryne and his bicycle.
“It sounds like there was not a lot of time for the driver on 17th Avenue to react,” the paper quoted a Wausau police spokesman.
Nine cyclists were killed on Wisconsin roads in 2010, one below the five-year average, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. At the same point in 2010, the number of cycling fatalities also stood at four.
John Schread, 66, of Cedarburg was hit and killed in Muskego on July 1, and Sam Ferrito, 56, of Oak Creek, was hit and killed on July 17, while riding a few miles from his home.
The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin and the Department of Transportation have launched an education campaign to reduce the number of collisions and fatalities. The primary elements are reminders for both cyclists and motorists to share the road, watch for others and obey traffic laws.
In this post, the communications director for the Bike Fed, analyzes cycling fatalities in the state.
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