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Little Falls, MN (KROC AM News) - The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a bizarre and deadly traffic-related incident involving a bicyclist.

It happened early Saturday in central Minnesota near Little Falls.

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The State Patrol says a vehicle was “traveling eastbound Highway 27 when it struck the bicyclist laying in the lane.”

The incident happened around 4:00 am.

The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. He was identified as 35-year-old Michael Ostrom of Elk River.

The Jeep was driven by 28-year-old Caleb Elfering of Little Falls.

News update:  Heavy rain in southeast Minnesota and tornadoes in Iowa.

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