Cyclist Struck by Car Near West Glacier Returns to Ohio

Shelli Snyder was critically injured on U.S. Highway 2 on Sept. 18

By Justin Franz

A Cleveland cycling advocate who was hit by a car near West Glacier earlier this month has returned to Ohio.

Shelli Snyder was biking on U.S. Highway 2 near West Glacier on Sept. 18 when she was hit from behind by a vehicle traveling 65 miles per hour. Snyder, who was biking from Cleveland to Seattle, suffered a fractured skull along with arm and leg injuries.

On Wednesday, Snyder returned home to Cleveland where she is receiving continued medical treatment, according to organizers of a Go Fund Me page that has been set up to support cyclist. As of Friday, she was still in a medically induced coma in the intensive care unit.

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper John Underwood said the collision occurred near the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and Belton Stage Road, and the initial investigation suggests Snyder was in the left passing lane, possibly getting ready to turn off the highway.

Underwood said the driver of the car was a Montana man heading to West Glacier. The crash is still under investigation, and it is unknown if the driver will be charged.

Snyder was wearing a helmet and had appropriate reflective gear, according to Underwood.

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