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A cyclist suffered serious injuries Monday after a truck struck him in a central Casper intersection.

The pickup took a right hand turn through a green light at 12th and Conwell streets and hit a cyclist who was entering a crosswalk, police said. The cyclist hit his head on the pavement and was taken by ambulance to Wyoming Medical Center.

Casper police spokeswoman Rebekah Ladd said by email the cyclist was in critical condition at 4 p.m.

Officer Scott Cogdill said the cyclist was male, but was unsure of his age. He said when police arrived the cyclist was still breathing but unresponsive to questions.

Shortly before 4 p.m., police cars blocked off 12th Street between Wilson and Melrose streets. Conwell Street was likewise closed between Farnum and 10th streets.

A red bike lay chain-down in the street, nearly resting against the curb. Police officers spoke with the driver of the truck, who remained on scene.

Minutes later, a detective arrived in an unmarked car.

The intersection remained closed shortly after 5 p.m. Ladd said police had not yet made any arrests in relation to the crash.

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Shane Sanderson is a Star-Tribune reporter who primarily covers criminal justice. Sanderson is a proud University of Missouri graduate. Lately, he’s been reading Cormac McCarthy and cooking Italian food. He writes about his own life in his free time.

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