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PANOLA CO. (KYTX) - A bicyclist is dead after he was struck by the driver of a car who suffered a medical issue behind the wheel.

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Jean Dark says 50-year-old Tony Weldon Gilliam of Carthage was taken to a local hospital where he died a short time later of his injuries.

Trooper Dark says the driver of the car, 82-year-old Douglas Minton of Marshall, was having health issues behind the wheel when he ran into Gilliam.

Minton was transported to a hospital in Carthage and was later airlifted to Good Shepherd Medical Center where he was reportedly treated for a stroke

The fatal wreck occurred Tuesday at 4:51 a.m. near Carthage.

Both the bicyclist and car were traveling south on the improved shoulder of U.S. Hwy 59

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