One Dead in Linn County Bicycle Accident

One person is dead following a bike accident in Linn County.

It happened in Bertram on Friday night.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says a man tried riding a bicycle down a steep hill when he fell off the bike. He was not wearing a helmet and suffered life-threatening injuries.

He has been identified as 60-year old Charles Peal of Bertram. Peal was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.