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Bicyclist killed near Dike


A woman was killed Tuesday morning while riding her bicycle along Old Highway 20 near Dike.

The Grundy County Sheriff has confirmed the woman was 49-year-old Vera Ribeiro-Sulentic.

Ribeiro-Sulentic was riding westbound on 160th Street around 6:30 a.m. when she was hit by 30-year-old Dustin Hughson who was driving westbound on the same road in an SUV. 

Ribeiro-Sulentic was pronounced dead on the scene. Hughson was not injured.

The Grundy County Sheriff's Office and the Iowa State Patrol are still investigating. 

Vera Ribeiro-Sulentic was a Brazilian native who lived in Iowa for the past 10 years. She was married to Jim Sulentic of Sulentic-Fischels Commercial Real Estate and managed the real estate office and Sulentic-Fischels Trust Account.

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