FARMINGTON — A man riding a bicycle died following a crash Saturday afternoon in Farmington.
According to a press release from the Farmington Police Department, the Franklin County Regional Communications Center received reports of a car versus bicycle crash on Farmington Falls Road, also known as Route 2, in Farmington just after 3:45 p.m.
Police say 55-year-old Christopher Krol of Chesterville was riding his bike west on Farmington Falls Road when a pickup truck driven by 50-year-old Richard Dow of Wilton, also heading west, hit him.
Witnesses told police that Krol suddenly turned into the path of Dow’s car, and Dow could not avoid the crash.
According to police, Krol, who was not wearing helmet at the time of the crash, was thrown from the bike and came to a stop in the travel lane.
Police say Krol was brought to Franklin Memorial Hospital and was pronounced dead Sunday morning.
No charges are expected at this time, according to Farmington Police.
The Farmington Police Department, Farmington Fire Department and NorthStar Ambulance responded to the scene, and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the investigation.