Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

September 18, 2012

Cyclist killed on U.S. 180 at river bridge

Mineral Wells Index


PALO PINTO COUNTY – Iris Stagner, an avid cyclist and administrative assistant to Palo Pinto County Commissioners, was struck and killed while riding her bicycle Monday afternoon.

The incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. on the westbound side and west end of the Brazos River bridge on U.S. Highway 180.

Sheriff Ira Mercer said the driver of a white pickup involved stopped. Mercer said indications were the incident was nothing more than an accident and that the setting sun likely played a factor. Official information about the fatality collision was not available from investigating Department of Public Safety troopers Monday evening.

Stagner, of Mineral Wells, was reportedly riding with at least one other cyclist.

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