A professor at Coe College in Cedar Rapids has died after the bicycle he was riding was hit by a pickup early this morning.
Iowa State Patrol crash report states 58-year-old Dan Lehn was riding a bicycle northbound on Highway 965, near North Liberty, when he was hit by a pickup that was also traveling north. It happened around 6:30 a.m. and Lehn died from his injuries at a hospital. The crash remains under investigation.
The driver of the truck, 27-year-old Devin Disterhoft of Tiffin, was not injured. Lehn was a psychology professor and associate dean of the faculty at Coe College. He started teaching at Coe in 1993.
Coe College President David McInally issued the following statement:
“Dan was known for his keen sense of humor and quick wit, and he was regarded as a first-rate teacher and scholar. He was beloved by students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Dan was a kind, gentle, dedicated, and joy-filled member of our community–our brightest light. He brought smiles to many faces each day, and he will be sorely missed on the campus. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dan’s wife, Lauri, and their family at this time.”