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Man Dies After Fall While Mountain Biking In Colorado

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DE BEQUE, Colo. (AP) — A 62-year-old man died from a fall while he was mountain biking in western Colorado.

The Mesa County Coroner’s office says Rifle resident Steven D. Chesley died from a blunt-force neck injury after the accident Friday afternoon near De Beque The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported Saturday that Chesley was riding with a friend at the time.

Authorities say Chesley was an accomplished mountain biker and was wearing a helmet when he was riding but hit his head with significant force.

The coroner’s office says the death was ruled an accident.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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