By LIBBY CLUETT and CHRIS AGEE | firstname.lastname@example.org
The death of avid Mineral Wells cyclist and Palo Pinto County employee Iris Harrison Stagner Monday evening, when she was hit from behind by a passing driver while on a solo training ride, has left those who know her in shock.
Stagner, 54, was killed around 5:30 p.m. while riding her bicycle westbound on U.S. Highway 180, along the westernmost portion of the Brazos River bridge, when a pickup truck, also westbound, struck her from behind.
Department of Public Safety Trooper Gary Rozzell said Stagner was about 1.8 miles west of Mineral Wells when a 2005 Chevrolet truck driven by a county resident in his mid-70s hit and killed her. The driver stopped, officials said.
Rozzell said Stagner was wearing a bicycle helmet. Precinct 5 Justice of the Peace Bobby Hart pronounced her dead at the scene at 5:49 p.m.
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