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Sheffield man struck by semi while bike-riding on Highway 65

SHEFFIELD — A Sheffield man was struck by semi while bike-riding on Highway 65 early Monday morning, sending him to Mayo Hospital on a helicopter.

A 2016 KW semi driven by 62-year-old Dennis Gjerde of McCallsburg, Iowa, was northbound on Highway 65 Monday morning at about 3:40 AM, near 220th Street (rural Sheffield). The semi struck a 26-year-old man riding a bike at that location. As a result of the collision, the bicyclist was transported to Mayor Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, via Mercy Air One, with life-threatening injuries.

Assisting the Iowa State Patrol was the Franklin county sheriff’s office, Sheffield EMS, Franklin General Hospital, and the Iowa DOT.

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