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Bicyclist struck, killed in northeast Allen Co. identified

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Published: Nov. 1, 2021 at 4:25 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - The coroner’s office has formally identified the bicyclist that was struck and killed along S.R. 37 last week.

Police say they were called to the area of S.R. 37, just north of Ricker, around 7:42 p.m. on Oct. 26. They say a Jeep was traveling along the road when it struck a bicyclist that was riding the fog line.

The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office has identified the bicyclist as 19-year-old Jacob L. Schmucker of Fort Wayne.

His death was ruled an accident, making the 39th traffic fatality for Allen County so far this year.

The incident remains under investigation by the Allen County Police Department, the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

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