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KHP identifies 2 German cyclists struck and killed in SE Kansas

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Published: May. 9, 2018 at 5:10 PM CDT
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Update Friday, May 11:

The Kansas Highway Patrol identifies two bicyclists from Germany struck by a minivan and killed Tuesday near Galena in Cherokee County. The KHP identifies the men as 71-year-old Heinz Gerd Buschel and 74-year-old Harry Jung.

The KHP says the van and the bicyclists were heading west on K-66 when the van hit the bicyclists from behind.

The minivan's driver was not hurt in the crash reported a little after 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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Authorities say two bicyclists from Germany were struck and killed in southeast Kansas.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says a minivan traveling in the same direction struck the two cyclists from behind Tuesday morning. It happened on Kansas 66, about 1½ miles (2.5 kilometers) west of the town of Galena, just north of the Oklahoma state line.

The cyclists died at the scene.

Spokesman Rick Wingate says the identities of the two cyclists could not be released yet because relatives in Germany must be notified. He says the German consulate has been notified.

The patrol's report says the crash was not a hit-and-run. Wingate says he wasn't aware why the two were in Kansas.

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