Sep 4, 2013 The Associated Press

Cyclist killed in truck collision

SHERIDAN -- A bicyclist is dead following an accident north of Sheridan over the weekend.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports that the unidentified bicyclist died after colliding with a pickup truck about 4 miles north of Sheridan on Highway 338 on Sunday morning.

The report says that the bicyclist pulled in front of a northbound Ford pickup driven by a Billings, Mont., man.

The Highway Patrol says the bicyclist wasn't carrying any form of identification and still remains unidentified. They say the man was riding a Schwinn Alumalight bicycle and appears to have been in his 50s or 60s.

The patrol believes the man may be from the Sheridan area because he wasn't carrying any belongings with him.

Illegal trail to be removed

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Yellowstone National Park officials say park rangers will close an area of the Boundary Creek drainage in the southwest corner of the park to remove an illegal trail.

Chief Ranger Tim Reid said the area will close Wednesday and remain closed for at least a year.

Reid says the 5-mile illegal trail comes into the Bechler area from the western park boundary and goes to some thermal features along Boundary Creek.

He says it developed over a few seasons and has mostly been used by livestock users.

He says the area can be reached by a legal trail, though it's longer.

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