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Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 08/ 6/2010

Md. cyclist killed during Wed. storm

By Washington Post editors

Police said Wednesday night's severe thunderstorms claimed the life of a woman riding her bicycle in western Maryland, WUSA reports.

Police said it was just after 6 p.m. when Dawn Jackson, 49, of Cumberland, was riding her bike on the Allegany Highlands Trail near the Valley Street intersection during a thunderstorm. Heavy winds and rain toppled a tree that crushed the woman while she was riding along.

By Washington Post editors  | August 6, 2010; 10:08 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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