Telluride cyclist killed after straying in traffic

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Telluride, Colo. (AP) - An avid cyclist from the Telluride area has been killed after straying into traffic while riding his bike.

Authorities say 64-year-old ``Captain'' Jack Carey died Friday while cycling with his wife. Investigators say Carey turned his head and drifted into the path of a truck.

San Miguel County Coroner Bob Dempsey says Carey died seconds after the accident, which threw him 100 feet.

The long-bearded cyclist was a fixture in telluride for more than three decades, known for snagging the first ski chairs of the season.

He's the second person to die in a bicycle accident in a week in the Telluride area. Six days before, 51-year-old Rittner ``Ritt'' Lewis of Everson, Wash., lost control of his mountain bike on Telluride Trail and died of head injuries.

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