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Queens Man Killed Riding Bike in D.C. Storm



    Scot Jager

    Authorities say thunderstorms that swept through the Washington region led to a man's death and left thousands without power.

    National Park Service spokesman Bill Line says the man was riding his bicycle on the C&O Canal towpath in Montgomery County, Md., when he was struck and killed by a falling tree Sunday night.

    He was identified as 56-year-old Neil Reich of Forest Hills, N.Y.

    Line says the man and a companion had been on a bike trip from Harpers Ferry, W.Va., to Washington.

    High winds also brought down power lines, knocking out power to thousands of customers.

    At 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dominion Virginia Power was reporting about 4,900 customers without power in northern Virginia. Pepco was reporting about 115 customers without power in Washington and Montgomery and Prince George's counties.