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Bicyclist killed in Middletown accident identified

A bicyclist is dead after being struck by a vehicle Saturday afternoon near Middletown’s Sunset Park.

Paul G. Klein, 66, of Middletown was killed after he failed to stop at a stop sign around 2:20 p.m. as he was traveling east on Fisher Avenue and was struck by a 2017 Jeep Cherokee, according to police.

Klein was struck by the Maroon colored Jeep Cherokee driven by Sharma Finley, 66, of Middletown, who was traveling southbound on Sunset Street approaching the intersection with Fisher Avenue, police said.

Middletown Police and EMS arrived on scene and pronounced Klein dead. Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers arrived on scene for the crash investigation.

Finley was not injured in the crash.

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Klein was wearing protective equipment at the time of the crash. Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to be factors in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

"It's really a shame cause you wouldn't expect something out here. It's a nice residential area," said Middletown resident Jeremy Reins--who lives up the hill from where the accident happened. "It's sad to hear. It's just people need to try and share this road a bit more, we need to look out for each other if we're driving."

A 66-year-old, male bicyclist is dead after being struck by a vehicle near Middletown’s Sunset Park, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. (Staff Writer)

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