A Fayette County bicyclist who died after he was hit by a car on Route 119 late Thursday has been identified as 57-year-old John Henry Pletcher of Connellsville.
State police in Uniontown said Mr. Pletcher fell off his bike while riding in the right northbound lane south of Buttermore Blvd. in Connellsville, near Bullskin. As he was trying to get up from the roadway, he was struck at about 11:19 p.m. by a Jeep Cherokee driven by 35-year-old Jason Gamble of Grapeville, Pa., police said.
Mr. Pletcher was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:50 p.m., according to the coroner's office.
First Published September 20, 2013 8:30 AM