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UPDATE: Names released in semi/bicycle accident in Dunn County

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Press Release from the Dunn County Sheriff's Office:

The driver of the semi was Daryl Jordan, 69 years of age, of Holcombe.

The pedestrian was John V Murinchack Jr, 46 years of age of New York.

On Friday, January 4th, 2013 at 6:21 p.m.. the Dunn County Emergency Communications Center received a report of semi versus a male riding a bicycle on State Highway 85, 1/10th of a mile west of 40th Avenue in the town of Peru.

The Dunn County Sheriff's office, Durand Fire Department, Durand Ambulance, Dunn County First Responders as well as Mayo One Helicopter responded to the scene.

Based on the initial investigation it appears the male was walking east on State Highway 85 pushing his bicycle, the semi was also traveling east on State Highway 85. The male was walking on the edge of the road with the flow of traffic and did not have any lights or reflective clothing. The rear reflector of the bicycle was bent up under the seat and would not be visible. It appears that as the semi passed the male he was struck by the trailer. The male was flown to Mayo-Rochester with non-life-threatening injuries.

The semi driver was not injured.

Wisconsin State Patrol responded to complete a post crash inspection of the commercial motor vehicle.

The crash remains under investigation by the Dunn County Sheriff's Office.

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Dunn County (WQOW)- Emergency crews were needed along a Dunn County highway Friday night when a semi struck a man on the side of the road.

It happened just before 6:30 p.m. on Highway 85, west of 40th Avenue in the town of Peru.

According to the Dunn County Sheriff's Office the man was walking east on Highway 85 pushing a bicycle. Officials say he did not have any lights or reflective clothing. The semi was also traveling east.

As the semi passed the man it appears he was stuck by the trailer. The man was flown to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The semi driver was not injured. No names have been released.

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