RAGBRAI Rider Dies On Ride’s First Day
A bicyclist taking part in the annual RAGBRAI ride across the state of Iowa died on Sunday after colliding with a pickup truck near the town of Glenwood. The Iowa State Patrol confirmed that the accident happened Sunday morning on highway 34.
The victim has been identified as 72-year-old Waye Ezell of Jacksonville, Florida. Ezell was traveling west when he was struck from behind by the truck. Officials say they'll investigate whether any charges will be filed against the 34-year-old driver of the truck.
RAGBRAI kicked off in Glenwood Sunday. There have been 30 deaths in the 44-year history of the ride, but most are due to medical conditions.