A Galatia man bicycling on rural Hamburg Road north of Galatia was killed Wednesday when he was struck by a pickup truck.
At 12:54 p.m. a GMC Sierra pickup truck rear-ended Scott W. Patrick, 55, Galatia, who was on a bicycle. The Saline County Coroner pronounced Patrick dead at the scene, according to a release from the Illinois State Police.
According to the preliminary traffic crash investigation, Patrick was riding east on Hamburg Road, about 1/4 mile east of Payne Road, when the driver of the pickup truck, Lee Roy McKinnies, 58, Broughton, also eastbound on Hamburg Road, rear-ended the bicycle.
ISP is continuing the investigate the accident.
The Illinois State Police was assisted at the traffic crash scene by the Saline County Sheriff's Department and the Galatia Fire Department. Charges are pending.