8-year-old bicyclist dies in Albert Lea crash

Published 7:14 pm Saturday, July 2, 2016

ALBERT LEA — An 8-year-old bicyclist from Albert Lea has died after getting into a crash with an automobile.

According to an Albert Lea Police Department press release, emergency personnel responded to the intersection of Frank Hall Drive and East 8th Street for a report of car ‘vs’ bicycle crash with injuries at around 11:31 a.m. Saturday.

On scene, responders determined that a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer driven by a 70-year-old Albert Lea man had hit a bicycle that was ridden by an 8-year-old female, also from Albert Lea. While on scene, emergency personnel attempted lifesaving measures and the female was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea. She later succumbed to the injuries she sustained in the crash.

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This crash is currently still under investigation. More information will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.

The names of those involved in this incident are being withheld pending notification of family.

The Albert Lea Police Department was assisted by the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office, Albert Lea Fire Department, Gold Cross Ambulance and the Minnesota State Patrol.