Triathlete Killed While Preparing For 70.3 New Orleans

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  • Published Apr 14, 2014
  • Updated Apr 14, 2014 at 5:19 PM UTC

A City of Atlanta firefighter was killed Friday morning while training for Sunday’s Ironman 70.3 New Orleans triathlon.

Sgt. Frank Guinn was riding his bicycle with two others, including his brother-in-law, when he was struck by a car, Janet Ward, spokeswoman for the Atlanta fire department, said Friday night. Guinn, 36, died at the scene of the wreck, which critically injured his brother-in-law, Ward said. The third cyclist was not injured. The wreck happened around 10:15 a.m. on the eastbound side of U.S. 90, New Orleans police said.

The driver of a white Chevrolet Cruze was travelling eastbound in the right lane when for reasons unknown, he rear-ended the cyclists who were also traveling eastbound, according to Officer Frank B. Robertson. The driver of the Chevrolet stopped at the scene of the wreck and was arrested.

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