Famous U.S. bicycle traveler killed by drunken driver in Ivanovo region

Famous bicycle traveler from the United States Ron McGarrity, who travelled to over 60 countries by bicycle, was killed in road accident in Russia's Ivanovo region.

The incident occurred on July 24 on the Ivanovo-Furmanov highway near the village of Golchanovo, the press office of the Interior Ministry department for the Ivanovo region told Interfax on Friday.

While drunk, a 50-year-old driver hit the U.S. cyclist, the press office said.

The U.S. citizen died of injuries sustained at the scene.

The driver attempted to flee the scene but was detained.

A criminal case has been opened and is being probed.

Meanwhile, according to local media reports, famous traveler from Boston Ron McGarrity, who called himself a "peace envoy", died in this road accident.

McGarrity arrived in Russia several weeks ago. He started his trip in Kaliningrad, then went to St. Petersburg, Veliky Novgorod and Kostroma, and intended to visit all Golden Ring cities and reach Volgograd along the Volga River.

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