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UPDATE: Coe College Professor dies from injuries in bicycle, truck accident

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UPDATE: Coe College confirms Professor Daniel Lehn has passed away after he was hit by a car while on his bike this morning. 

Professor Lehn was a respected member of the psychology faculty since 1993, and was also serving as associate dean of the faculty. 

Many gathered today at Coe College to mourn the loss of Lehn. 

Below is a statement from Coe College President David McInally: 

Dan was known for his keen sense of humor and quick wit, and he was regarded as a first-rate teacher and scholar.  He was beloved by students, alumni, faculty, and staff.  Dan was a kind, gentle, dedicated, and joy-filled member of our community--our brightest light.  He brought smiles to many faces each day, and he will be sorely missed on the campus.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Dan’s wife, Lauri, and their family at this time.


The Iowa State Patrol says a North Liberty man was hurt when a truck collided with him as he was riding his bicycle.

The accident happening this morning near the intersection of Highway 965 and Meadow Road Northeast in Johnson County, north of North Liberty.

According to a report from State Patrol, 27-year-old Devin Disterhoft of Tiffin was driving his truck northbound on Highway 965 around 6:30 a.m. when he collided with 58-year-old Daniel Lehn, who was on a bicycle also going northbound.

Lehn was taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics by ambulance following the collision. The extent of Lehn's injuries aren't known at this time, as an investigation by State Patrol continues.

This is a developing story, stay with KWWL on air and online with the latest details as they become available.

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