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Mountain biker who died in Oregon crash suffered head trauma

Authorities say a mountain biker was found dead along an Ashland trail suffered significant head trauma.

Posted: Feb. 7, 2018 9:45 AM
Updated: Feb. 7, 2018 9:45 AM

ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities have identified a bicyclist found dead on a trail near Ashland, Oregon.
READ MORE: Mountain biker found dead on Ashland, Oregon, trail

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says 56-year-old John Thomas Jr. suffered significant head trauma after losing control of his mountain bike and crashing Monday. He had been wearing a helmet.

The sheriff's office described Thomas as an experienced cyclist who was familiar with the trail often used by mountain bikers.

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