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Ellinwood man killed in Crash

ELLINWOOD — An Ellinwood man died Tuesday after the bicycle he was riding was hit by a pickup around 11 a.m. in the 500 block of East E St., near the Lakin Comanche Cemetery.
Robert E. Merritt, 79, was riding his bicycle west on E Street in the eastbound lane against traffic, according to reports. He made a sudden turn to the north heading into the cemetery and was struck by a 2006 Chevy Silverado in the westbound lane, sending the cyclist into a north ditch.
According to Ellinwood Police Chief Art Keffer, Merritt was pronounced dead at the scene ...


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