Police: Bicyclist dies after falling into path of vehicle on Route 422

Posted: 4:00 PM EDT Oct 26, 2012   Updated: 6:18 PM EDT Oct 27, 2012

A man riding his bicycle was killed when he fell into the path of a vehicle, police said.

The accident happened shortly before 3 p.m. Friday on Penn Avenue (Route 422), between Krick Lane and South Church Road, in South Heidelberg Township.

The coroner identified the bicyclist as David F. Hassler, 72, of Wernersville.  His cause of death is under investigation.

Penn Avenue was closed in both directions for about two hours while police investigated the accident.