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State Patrol: Bicyclist 'laying in the lane' fatally struck by vehicle Saturday morning

The fatal vehicle-bicyclist crash happened just before 4 a.m. Saturday.

A 35-year-old Elk River is dead after being struck by a vehicle in central Minnesota early Saturday morning. 

The Minnesota State Patrol identifies Michael A. Ostrom as the "bicyclist laying in the lane" of Highway 27 when he was struck by a Jeep Grand Cherokee around 3:54 a.m.

The fatal crash happened on eastbound Highway 27 near Highway 238 in Pike Creek Township, Morrison County. 

The State Patrol has not provided any further information. 

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