by Logan Gruber
Around 6:20 p.m. Sept. 8, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash involving a car and bicycle on CR 2, just south of CR 4 in St. Wendel Township.
John Seiler, 51, of Sartell was found unresponsive at the scene. Rescuers attempted to revive him but were unsuccessful.
In a press release, the Sheriff’s Office states Seiler was riding his bicycle northbound on the east shoulder of CR 2, when he was allegedly struck from the rear by a vehicle driven by Judy Post, 73, of Pasadena, Calif. Witnesses stated Post’s vehicle drifted onto the shoulder and struck Seiler on his bicycle. Seiler was thrown from his bike and pronounced dead at the scene.
St. Joseph Rescue and Gold Cross Ambulance assisted the Sheriff’s Office at the scene. The crash is being reconstructed by the Minnesota State Patrol. The crash remains under investigation.