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Bicyclist Killed in Westfield

Travel-BikeWESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A bicyclist dies after colliding with an SUV on Western Avenue in front of Westfield State University.

It happened just before noon Sunday.

Westfield Police say 60-year-old Howard Beardslee was traveling westbound on his bicycle when he was hit by a 2007 Ford Explorer driving in the same direction.

Beardslee was rushed to Noble Hospital, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

The SUV’s driver, a 32-year-old Westfield man, has not been cited but police say the accident remains under investigation.

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