Bicyclists traveling to Altoona involved in fatal crash

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WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A group of bicycle riders traveling to Altoona Thursday were involved in a fatal car crash in Murrysville that left one dead.

According to the Murrysville Police Department, the crash occurred around 4 a.m. on Route 22, east of Harrison City Road where a car reportedly struck four bicyclists who were traveling eastbound. The vehicle reportedly struck the rear of one bicycle causing the others to crash. Police say the 16-year-old driver did not have time to react before the impact.

Three of the bicyclists were transported to Forbes Regional Hospital with moderate injuries. One rider, a 25-year-old man suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. The driver along with a passenger received no injuries.

The bicyclists reportedly belonged to a church group riding from Ohio to Altoona, Pa. The police department along with state police are investigating the incident.

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