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Teen Bicyclist Hit By Car Identified

Teen Bicyclist Hit By Car Identified Click to Enlarge Photo: KNSI News

UPDATE: Posted 11:45 a.m.

(KNSI) - The teenager hit while riding his bike in Monticello Township has been identified.

Officials with the Monticello Independent School District 882 say 17-year-old Ian Rogers was going into his senior year at Monticello High School.

A press release from the district says Ian will be "remembered fondly as a kind-hearted, loving friend that built strong connections and deep relationships with peers and staff members across ISD 882."

The district will be extending full support to any students that are grieving the loss of Ian.

Any student that would like someone to talk to is asked to call 763-272-3000, and will be put in contact with a district counselor or social worker.

Ian was riding his bike in the left lane on northbound Highway 25 around 10:00 p.m. Wednesday night when he was hit by a 25 year old St. Cloud woman. She was not hurt and alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

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Original Story Posted 7:58 a.m.

(KNSI) - A 17 year old boy is dead after he was hit by a car Wednesday night.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the teen was riding his bike in the left hand lane on northbound Highway 25 just before 10:00 p.m. Wednesday.

A 2013 Dodge Avenger driven by a 25 year old woman from St. Cloud was also northbound on Highway 25 in the left lane near Kjellberg Court in Monticello Township when she hit the bicyclist.

She was not hurt. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

The teen's name has not yet been released.

The crash has reignited the debate over what to do with Highway 25 in that area so residents of a nearby mobile home park cannot cross there. A median is already in place.

One source says the City of Monticello's hands are tied over what to do about it as it is a state highway and it's up to the Minnesota Department of Transportation to make changes to the road.

The city can only approve or deny any proposals from the state.