Bicyclist killed in Carver County crash identified as ski coach

A bicyclist who was fatally hit by a car last month in Carver County has been identified.

According to the Carver County Sheriff's Office, at about 1:35 p.m. Aug. 31, authorities received a report of a crash on County Road 11 at County Road 40 in Dahlgren Township.

When officials arrived, they discovered a 66-year-old man had been struck by a car while he was bicycling. He sustained traumatic injuries and was transported to the hospital where he died on Sept. 8. He has been identified as John Dyste of Carver. The 75-year-old female driver of the vehicle reported no injuries and was transported to the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

Authorities say the bicyclist was northbound on CSAH 40 where it transitions to CSAH 11. The driver was southbound on CSAH 11, turning left to remain on CSAH 11. The vehicle struck the bicyclist as he was crossing the intersection. 

Dyste was the nordic ski coach at St. Louis Park High School, community members confirmed on Facebook.

"Dyste was an outstanding coach who cared deeply about every single skier’s development and was always repping the newest and coolest ski/snow gear," the post read.

The crash is still under investigation.