St. Elmo Bicyclist Dies After Being Struck by Vehicle

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Published on September 1 2012 9:53 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

A St. Elmo man who was struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle has died from his injuries.

83-year-old John Warner was riding along the right side of the roadway when he was struck by a minivan driven by 56-year-old Dwayne Sowers of Altamont.  State police report the incident occurred at 4:02pm Friday on the St. Elmo Blacktop, 4-1/2 miles north of St. Elmo.

Warner was taken to Carle Hospital in Urbana where state police report he died from his injuries.

Sowers was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid the accident.