Local

Deadly, dangerous day at popular event

A man was killed in Seneca County this weekend while participating in a triathlon in Seneca County.

Michael Coyle, 38, of the Rochester area was riding his bike on Route 96A in Varick just before 10 a.m. Saturday.

Police say he ran into the back of a car on the road’s shoulder. That car had run out of gas and the driver parked on the side of the road, according to police.

Coyle was riding in the Musselman Triathlon around the Seneca Lake State Park.  He was taken to Geneva General Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

20 minutes earlier, in a separate incident, a woman from Columbus, Ohio was injured when she fell off her bike while trying to slow down for a water station during the event.

Lan Lin Zhang, 31, of Columbus, Ohio, was taken to a Rochester hospital, where she was listed in critical condition.

 

 

 

More Local Headlines

in Local

Standoff in Sayre ends, man taken into custody

crime

The subject’s name has not been released at this time.

in Local

Person falls off cliff at Taughannock Falls State Park

ambulance

Emergency workers at Taughannock Falls State Park say one person was extracted and airlifted to a hospital.

in Local

New arrest for snow plow scammer first charged in Tompkins County

crime

Thomas Zackoski, 28, faces charges in Tompkins County, across central New York; latest arrest came Thursday night in Oswego County

in Local

New York picks 5 to grow, dispense medical marijuana

NYSHealth

Patients in Ithaca able to obtain medical marijuana will be able to get non-smokeable versions of drug in Syracuse, Binghamton areas

in Local

Study shows potential consequences of $15 fast food wage

burger

Researchers say an increased wage could drive up fast food prices.