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Fatal Auto-Bicycle Collision Under Investigation In Shawano

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Authorities in northern Wisconsin Shawano County are investigating a fatal bicycle-auto accident that occurred just before 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning when two bicyclists were struck by a car driven by a Shawano County man at State Highway 22, near Shady Road, in the Town of Washington.

WFRV TV is reporting that the identity of the driver of the 2001 Monte Carlo that struck the cyclists is 25 year old Todd Giese, of Shawano.

Shawano County Sheriff’s officials have said that Chester Coblentz, 18, of Clare, Michigan was pronounced dead at the scene following the collision, and that the second bicyclist, Dennis Beechy, 19, of Trenton, Missouri, was transported to Shawano Community Hospital and later flown out to another hospital for further treatment. The victims were reportedly members of the Amish community and were together in Shawano for Beechy’s wedding, according to a news report from Saginaw, Michigan near Coblentz’s home town, Clare, Mchigan.

The accident remains under investigation by the Shawano County Sheriff’s Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol.

For more information on this subject, please refer to the section on Car and Motorcycle Accidents.