Bicyclist struck and killed near Rockford

ROCKFORD — A Rockford man is dead after being struck on his three-wheeled recumbent bicycle Friday afternoon.

According to the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, James J. Riethman, 58, was eastbound on state Route 118, just south of Rockford, when he was struck from behind by a pickup truck driven by Lawrence J. Meyer, 57, of Celina.

Riethman was ejected from the bicycle and landed in the ditch on the east side of the road. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

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