67-Year-Old Bicyclist Killed in Scituate Crash

Howard Colby, 67, of Marshfield, died from injuries sustained when a Mercury Marquis struck him from behind, the district attorney said

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A 67-year-old bicyclist died Friday after he was struck from behind by a car being driven by a 94-year-old man in Scituate, Massachusetts, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney.

Scituate police received several 911 calls around 6:30 p.m. reporting that a man was unresponsive in the roadway in the area of 109 Chief Justice Cushing Highway.

Emergency responders administered first aid to the bicyclist, identified Saturday as Howard Colby, of Marshfield, before taking him to South Shore Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

A preliminary investigation reveals Colby was riding his bike along the side of Route 3A when he was struck from behind by a Mercury Marquis.

The Marquis operator, whose identity has not been release by officials, remained on scene following the crash, the DA said. He was was taken to South Shore Hospital for evaluation.

Investigators say there was damage to the front bumper area and windshield of the man's car.

The fatal crash remains under investigation by Massachusetts State Police, Scituate police and the district attorney's office.

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