2nd bicyclist killed by crash was once an Olympic alternate

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio (AP) – One of the bicyclists killed in a collision with a pickup truck in Ohio was once an alternate on the U.S. Olympic cycling team.

Fifty-two-year-old Jim Lambert of Cuyahoga Falls died at a hospital Thursday night. Lambert’s brother Michael tells Northeast Ohio Media Group that his brother was an alternate on the U.S. cycling team that competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

Lambert is the second man to have died following the collision Sept. 17 in the Cleveland suburb of Brecksville. Thirty-three-year-old Brian Billings of Plain Township died at the accident scene.

Police have said the truck collided with five cyclists but haven’t released further details. No charges have been filed against the driver of the pickup.

Information from: Northeast Ohio Media Group

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