Bicyclist killed by van in Boone County

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BOONE COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) -- A man is dead after he's hit by a van while riding his bicycle in Boone County.

Authorities say the man was riding his bike in the 5400 block of Squaw Prairie Road around 6:40 Tuesday evening when he was hit by the van and thrown from his bike.

The man was taken to an area hospital where he later died. At this time Boone County Sheriff's Deputies do not believe alcohol played a factor in the crash. It is still under investigation.