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CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- A retired central Indiana high school swimming coach has died training for a triathlon after a car struck his bicycle.
The Crawfordsville Journal Review reports 55-year-old Duane Swisher was pronounced dead at a hospital Saturday after the collision near the intersection of Indiana 32 and Indiana 341 west of Crawfordsville.
Friends tell the newspaper that Swisher was training for the Sugar Creek Swim Club's upcoming sprint triathlon at the time.
Western Boone High School Principal Rob Ramey says Swisher retired in June so he could spend more time participating in outdoor sports including biking, hiking, swimming and running. Ramey says the Western Boone community has experienced a "very great loss."
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