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A bicyclist died after being struck by a station wagon in Calhoun County on Friday (June 20th) morning, authorities said.

Shawn Gosch, 47, of Onawa was riding west on Iowa Highway 7 west of Manson when a station wagon struck him from behind shortly after 8:30 a.m. Friday, the Iowa State Patrol said in a news release. Gosch was pronounced dead at Pocahontas Community Hospital.

Gosch had been riding with another bicyclist, Jeffrey Gray, 49, of Onawa. The crash impacted Gray's bicycle, and threw him into the north ditch.

Gray was taken to Unity Point-Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Both bicyclists were wearing helmets, officials said.

Eric Meyer, 30, of Lake View was the driver of the station wagon. Meyer told authorities he tried to pass the bicyclists, but was unable to get around them.

The crash is still under investigation.

Iowa State Patrol Lt. Kelly Hindman said he did not expect charges to be filed, although the results of the investigation could change that.

Authorities do not yet know how fast Meyer was driving. Nobody involved is suspected of being impaired, Hindman said.

CRASH DATE: June 20th 2014

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