Bicyclist dead after being struck on SR 37 in Johnson County

Scene of deadly crash that killed bicyclist (Photo courtesy of the Johnson County Sheriff's Office)

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. – A bicyclist was struck and killed in Johnson County on Friday.

Sheriff Duane Burgess says it happened at the intersection of State Road 37 and Stones Crossing Road. That’s east of the Bluff Creek Golf Course.

The man on the bike was traveling northeast on Stones Crossing, failed to yield the right of way to a southbound vehicle on SR 37 and was then struck, according to Burgess.

The bicyclist, identified as 56-year-old Lester Lloyd Dillion Jr. of Indianapolis, was pronounced dead on the scene.

Burgess says alcohol is not suspected in the crash, but the driver was transported to a local hospital for a blood draw, which is standard procedure. The driver is reportedly cooperating with authorities.

Southbound SR 37 was closed from Olive Branch Road to Stones Crossing as authorities investigated and cleared the scene. It has since reopened.

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