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Correctional officer riding bicycle struck, dies

September 7, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a correctional officer at the New Hampshire State Prison died after the bicycle he was riding was hit by a vehicle.

The crash happened Wednesday afternoon in Concord.

Preliminary reports show the bicycle ridden by 41-year-old Patrick Bettens, of Concord, was traveling north when it was struck by a silver Honda Odyssey.

Bettens later died at a hospital.

Corrections Commissioner Helen Hanks said Bettens served as a mentor for many.

The crash is under investigation.

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