Canadian Cyclist Succumbs To Injuries 4 Days After Being Hit By Truck

       The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a bicyclist from Canada injured last Thursday when he was hit by a truck on Interstate 29 has died.

      53-year-old Jean-Pierre Petit of Winnipeg, Manitoba, had been taken to a Sioux Falls hospital after the accident and died on Monday.

     The preliminary crash investigation indicates Petit was southbound along the fogline of the freeway when his 18-speed bike was struck by a southbound truck driven by 65-year old Mark Akkerman of Brandon, SD.

      Akkerman was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured, but charges are pending in the case.