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Bicycle Fatal Reported in Western Maine
06/14/2013 10:30 AM ET  

The start of the three-day, 180-mile Trek Across Maine has been marred by a fatal crash.

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HANOVER, Maine (AP) _ State police are investigating the death of a cyclist in the town of Hanover, just a few miles from the starting point Friday morning. Spokesman Steve McCausland says a cyclist was killed when he was struck by a tractor-trailer on Main Street.

The victim's identity was not immediately disclosed.

More than 2,000 bicyclists left Sunday River ski resort on Friday to start the three-day event that ends Sunday in Belfast. The ride is a fundraiser for the American Lung Association.

Last year's event raised $1.8 million.



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