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Man On Bike Struck, Killed In Benson

Posted June 4, 2003 8:05 a.m. EDT

— A Benson man is dead after he was hit by a pickup truck Tuesday night.

Benson police said James Colvin, 54, was trying to cross U.S. 301 on a bicycle when he was struck near Brocklyn Street around 10 p.m.

According to police, Colvin drove into the path of a pick-up truck driven by Larry Mason, 39, of Angier.

Colvin was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police charged Mason with DWI and involuntary manslaughter. He is being held under $50,000 bond at the Johnston County Jail.

Even though Colvin drove his bicycle into Mason's path, police said Mason's impairment was a contributing factor.