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Cyclist shares story of accident, support of proposed trail

Mike Ellsworth is a strong supporter of the Touchet Valley Trail, and with good reason.

The long-time Dayton resident had just gotten back into cycling when he hit the road for an early morning ride on June 25, 2015, headed towards Waitsburg with a goal of 25 miles. Ellsworth was roughly three miles outside of Dayton, just in front of Joann Pullman’s house on Highway 12 when a vehicle struck him from behind.

“What we think happened- the gentleman who hit me had worked all night at Smith Frozen Foods. He had worked all night, was on his way home, and it looked like he had extended mirrors on hi...


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