Bicyclist killed when struck by tree on C&O towpath

Authorities say thunderstorms that swept through the Washington region have led to a man's death.

National Park Service spokesman Bill Line says the man was bicycling on the C&O Canal towpath in Montgomery County when he was struck and killed by a falling tree Sunday night. The man was identified as 56-year-old Neil Reich of Forest Hills, N.Y.

Line says the man had been on a two-day bike trip with a companion from Harpers Ferry, W.Va., to Washington.

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