A bicyclist who died after she was hit by a car on Highway KK in Mosinee had lost her husband in a bicycle crash just a few years ago, according to the Wausau Daily Herald. Tammy Gass, 44, died Wednesday just miles from the spot where her husband was killed in 2008.
Lieutenant Dale Wisnewski from the Marathon County Sheriff's Department tells NewsChannel 7, a car struck a bicyclist around 11 a.m. near Rifle Road on Highway KK. Both the driver and cyclist were taken to an area hospital following the accident.
Lt. Wisnewski say the cyclist was unresponsive when medical crews arrived, but did have strong pulse prior to being taken to the hospital. She died around 4 p.m. on Wednesday. He believes she may have suffered internal injuries along with bruises and contusions. The driver was taken to the hospital for a blood draw to determine if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash, which is standard protocol.
Gass was married to 41-year-old Gregg Bednorski, who died Sept. 18, 2008, after crashing his bicycle into a parked car. Gass' friend, Brenda Sunby says Gass recently remarried and the couple planned to leave on their honeymoon next week.
The driver of the car who hit Gass was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license.
A closure was in place on Highway KK from Four Mile Creek Road to Rifle Road following the accident.
The Associated Press contributed to this report