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Bicyclist killed Tuesday at Highway 371 and Excelsior

Bicyclist killed Tuesday at Highway 371 and Excelsior

A 51-year-old Brainerd man died Tuesday when the bicycle he was riding and a pick-up truck collided at about 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 371 and Excelsior Road.

The Minnesota State Patrol said Gregory P. Marsolek, 51, of Brainerd, was killed at the accident. Marsolek was east-bound on Excelsior when a collision took place between his bicycle and a pick-up truck driven by Nell C. Rearick, 53, of Bemidji. The truck was north-bound in the left lane of Highway 371, proceeding with the green light. Rearick suffered no apparent injuries.

Responding at the scene were the state patrol, the Baxter Police Department, the Brainerd Fire Department and North Ambulance.

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