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Police were looking into the sequence of events that led to the death of a Logan bicyclist on Wednesday morning.

The body of 52-year-old Jeffrey L. Mayers, of Logan, was discovered by a passer-by about 8 a.m. in a ditch not far from the Logan River, on the south end of the Cache County city.

Logan police confirmed they believed that a "bicycle accident contributed to man's death," but Capt. Curtis Hooley emphasized that the investigation was ongoing.

Hooley said it appeared Mayers was riding his bike along the trail in the early morning darkness and took a curve too fast, striking a wooden structure, and then landing face-down in the dry ditch.

He may have been stunned or knocked out, and it was possible he suffocated in the dirt. But Hooley said the official cause of death would not be known until after an autopsy.

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