Washington man is dead after car versus bicycle accident

(WTHI File Photo)
(WTHI File Photo)

DAVIESS COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – One man is dead after a car versus bicycle accident.

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office received a call just after 2 p.m. Sunday.

That call was for a bicyclist not breathing.

Officers discovered the bicyclist was 64-year-old Michael D. Thurston of Washington, Indiana.

During the investigation, officers determined Thurston was the last rider in a group of area bicyclists who were traveling from Daviess County Airport to Glendale Fish and Wildlife Area.

Officers say Thurston was struck from behind by a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer driven by 92-year-old Robert M. O’Brian of Washington, Indiana.

They were told by O’Brian that he did not see Thurston.

Police say Thurston was wearing a safety yellow t-shirt, but no helmet.

Police say Thurston was taken to Daviess Community Hospital and was later pronounced dead due to massive internal injuries from the accident.

Officers say an autopsy is scheduled for Thurston, and funeral arrangements are pending with Gills Funeral Home in Washington.

The case is still under investigation by the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office.

The office says O’Brian was not taken into custody, and the case is being forwarded to the Prosecutor’s Office.

News 10 will continue to follow this story.



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