Pro Mountain Biker Killed in Collision With Truck in Colorado While on Training Ride

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Benjamin Sonntag. Credit: todomountainbike

Professional cross country mountain biker Benjamin Sonntag has died after being struck by a vehicle while on a training ride in Colorado.

Durango, CO resident Sonntag was hit by a pickup truck while riding on a remote Country Road on Wednesday. According to the Colorado State Patrol, Sonntag was hit by the pickup while riding his road bike on a remote Country Road. They confirmed his death Thursday.

“The pickup truck traveled off the right side of the road, colliding with a fence, continued through a field, and then off an embankment before coming to rest on its right side in Cherry Creek,” the agency stated in a news release.

Sonntag was pronounced dead on the scene. The 19-year-old driver of the pickup was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.

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