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Bicyclist dies after midtown Tulsa crash involving pickup truck

Posted at 11:42 AM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 12:46:02-04

TULSA -- A bicyclist died after a crash early Saturday morning in midtown Tulsa.

The crash involving a pickup truck driver and two bicyclists happened at about 12:42 a.m. near 3500 East 11th Street.

Police said a 2004 Chevy pickup had been traveling westbound on East 11th Street when it struck two bicyclists in the outside lane. 

One bicyclist suffered minor injuries but the other sustained severe injuries and was taken to the hospital, where he died.

The victim was identified as Thiemo Schmidt, 30. 

The bicyclists were in the outside lane of the roadway and were using proper lighting for night travel on bicycle, police said. The pickup driver was taken to the hospital for a mandatory blood draw per state law for a great bodily injury accident.

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