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"National-caliber athlete," Community remembers cyclist killed in Washburn crash

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Humble. Hard working. Disciplined. Determined.

Those are just a few of the words that have been used to describe Connie Inks.

Russ Clarke, owner of Europa Cycle & Ski, says Inks was a good friend and a “national-caliber athlete.”

He says, "She was a perfectionist. That was what made her the athlete she was. She was goal-oriented, and it served her well.”

Inks won multiple Iowa state championships. She was also known for being humble and “unfailingly kind.”

Inks will be greatly missed, especially by the cycling community.

The Black Hawk County Sheriff says a bicyclist is dead, after being hit by a car on US Hwy 218 near Orange Rd.
The crash happened on Monday morning shortly after 6 a.m.
The bicyclist was 55-year-old Connie Inks, of Waterloo. Inks was taken to Covenant Medical Center by La Porte City Ambulance where she died. 
According to the Sheriff, they were called by the driver of the car involved.
Both the car and Inks were headed southbound on 218, according to investigators.
Investigators say the driver and passenger from the car are cooperating with the investigating. 
The Sheriff says it was a little foggy at the time, but they're not sure if that was a contributing factor. 
US 218 between Cty Rd. D38 and I-380 is closed in both directions, according to the DOT. 
No charges have been filed at this time but the accident remains under investigation. 
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