Special education professor dies in bike crash

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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- A professor of special education at Western Oregon University has died of injuries suffered when he was struck by a pickup truck while riding his bike.

The Corvallis Gazette-Times (http://bit.ly/H8wtOj) reports 61-year-old Hank Alexander Bersani Jr. of Monmouth died Saturday.

Bersani was riding at about 11:20 a.m. near Highway 99W north of Monmouth.

Oregon State Police Lt. Greg Hastings says Bersani was struck as he crossed the highway.

State Police say Bersani was northbound and moved from the shoulder into the highway lane.

State police say the pickup driven by 68-year-old Marvin H. Ford of Monmouth veered left but struck the bicyclist.

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Information from: Gazette-Times, http://www.gtconnect.com