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    Cyclist, 71, is killed in collision with another bicyclist in Lexington

    A 71-year-old cyclist was killed in Lexington on Sunday afternoon when he collided with another cyclist on a bike path in what appeared to be a “terrible accident,” a police official said.

    The fatal crash on the Minuteman Bikeway occurred around 2:09 p.m., said Lieutenant Michael Tuomi of the Lexington Police Department.

    “They were strangers going in opposite directions” at the time of the crash, Tuomi said.

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    He said that the cause of the collision remained under investigation Monday, but there were no signs of foul play. No charges had been filed, Tuomi said.

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    Both cyclists were taken to Lahey Hospital, where the 71-year-old man was later pronounced dead, police said. The other cyclist, a man believed to be in his early 50s, survived, according to the authorities.

    The name of the deceased man wasn’t immediately available.

    Travis Andersen can be reached at travis.andersen@globe.com.