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Driver Charged in Fatal Bike Wreck

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FAYETTEVILLE — The driver of a Chevy Corsica was placed on $1,000 unsecured bond Tuesday, after being charged with the death of a Fayetteville cyclist.

Jose R. Lopez was charged with failure to decrease speed as necessary to avoid colliding with another vehicle and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle after striking 55-year-old Robert Lee China.

China was riding his bike around 9:15 a.m. on Hillsboro Street when he was hit near the intersection of Boundary Lane.

Lopez is scheduled to be in court for the charges on May 12, 1998.