UPDATE: Man died during Big Dam bicycle race, name released

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The name of the indiviudal who died during the race was Jim Krause, 54.

Police say he fell from his bicycle and went down a 30-foot embankment.

Witnesses told the state trooper they heard a pop near the rear tire before Krause fell.

Original story:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A man is dead after a crash during the Big Dam 100 bicycle race.

The name of the 54-year-old male has not been released.

Pulaski County Coroner Gerone Hobbs confirms the man crashed around 11:00 a.m. but the exact cause of the man’s death has not been determined.

The crash happened on Highway 300 near Wye Mountain.

The man’s body is expected to be taken to the Medical Examiner’s office to determine the cause of death, according to Hobbs.

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