Bicyclist hospitalized after collision with pickup

MALDEN, MO (KAIT) - A Region 8 bicyclist was seriously hurt Wednesday morning when he was struck by a pickup truck.

The collision happened at 6:18 a.m. on Route J, three miles west of Malden, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report.

Kevin Wheeler, 44, of Campbell was riding his bicycle westbound when he was struck in the rear by a Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Michael Davis, 32, of Gideon.

The impact threw Wheeler from the bike, seriously injuring him.

Wheeler was air-lifted to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

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