Teen Cyclist Dies In Lewis County Accident

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A Lowville teenager died Monday after he and another teen rode their bicycles into the path of a pickup truck in the town of Watson.

Lewis County sheriff's deputies say 14 year old Travis Sawyer died after he and 14 year old Todd Miller, also of Lowville, rode their bikes out of a driveway and onto the George Hill Road around 5:30 p.m.
 
The pickup was driven by 47 year old John Ortlieb of Lowville, who tried to stop, but struck both youths.
 
Sawyer was pronounced dead after he was taken to Lewis County General Hospital. Miller was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
 
Deputies say the investigation is continuing.
 
(Read Travis Sawyer's obituary here.)
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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