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Durham Bicyclist Dies After Being Hit By Pickup Truck

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DURHAM, N.C. — A bicyclist who was critically injured when he was hit by a pickup truck Friday morning has died.

Jose Elias Carrillos Cruz, 38, of Southpoint Crossing Drive, was traveling south on Hope Valley Road at 6:36 a.m. when his bicycle was struck from behind by a southbound 2003 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck driven by James Howard, 42, of Bexley Avenue, police said in a statement.

Cruz suffered internal injuries and died Saturday at Duke University Hospital.

Howard was not injured.

Police have not said whether charges will be filed, but the accident remains under investigation. According to investigators, neither alcohol nor excessive speed appeared to be factors in the accident.

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