Yesterday, a woman riding in the Pelotonia Tour (for cancer research) was struck and killed when a truck decided not to stop at the intersection where a state trooper was directing traffic. This happened pretty close to me, in Hocking Hills.
Michelle Kazlausky, 57, of Reynoldsburg was killed in the crash, said Patrol Sgt. Max Norris.
A trooper was directing traffic at the intersection at about 2:15 p.m. with his marked cruiser’s lights on, Norris said. He motioned for the pickup truck driven by Ervin Blackston, 57, of Rockbridge, to stop, but the pickup truck continued into the intersection.
Norris said Kazlausky realized the truck wasn’t going to stop and tried evade by ditching the bike.
Blackston has not been charged in the crash. The crash will be reconstructed, the truck has been impounded and will be inspected and witnesses will be interviewed, Norris said.