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Bicyclist struck, killed by semi on US 23

Authorities say a man was struck and killed while riding a bicycle along a busy stretch of US 23 in Monroe County late Thursday night.

Douglas A. Ladd, 46, of Petersburg, Mich., was riding a Huffy bicycle in the right lane of northbound US 23 around 10:50 p.m. when he was struck by a Freightliner semi-tractor. The crash occurred just south of M-50 in Dundee Township.

The northbound semi, which had a Wabash trailer attached to it, was driven by Eugene S. Moreland, 41, of Charlestown, Ind.

Ladd was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities have not said whether Ladd was wearing any reflective night gear or whether alcohol was a factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to call 734-240-7560.

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