Bicyclist hit by pickup, dies in Great Bend

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Great Bend police say a 42-year-old man on a bicycle has died after he turned in front of a pickup and was struck. 

Officers responded at around 6 a.m. Friday to an injury accident in the 1500 block of 2nd Street. Police said on Facebook that Eliesel Cartagena was riding westbound and turned in front of a westbound Dodge pickup at Hubbard Street. 

The collision knocked Cartagena off his bicycle. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the pickup was not hurt. 

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Great Bend Police Department at (620) 793-4120 or Crime Stoppers at (620) 792-1300.

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