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Cyclist killed in accident near Emmetsburg, IA

An Emmetsburg, Iowa, cyclist is dead, and another was hurt, in an accident this afternoon north of Emmetsburg.

The accident happened on County Road N-40 at about 1:30pm, Tuesday afternoon.

The victim, 36-year-old Luke Rouse was cycling south, in the outer portion of the lane, alongside 33-year-old Lacey Rouse, and her 4-year-old son, Hank.

Iowa State Patrol investigators say 83-year-old Duane Anderson, of Estherville, Iowa, was driving south on N-40. Investigators say Anderson was adjusting a mirror on his van, and didn’t see the cyclists, and hit them.

Luke Rouse was knocked into the west ditch, and was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Lacey Rouse was knocked down, and injured, in the accident.

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