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'Ghost Bike' Marks Spot Where Raleigh Bicyclist Hit

Posted April 28, 2008 7:02 p.m. EDT

— A memorial known as a "ghost bike" now marks the spot where a Raleigh woman was struck by a vehicle last week.

Nancy Antoine Leidy, 60, died April 23, hours after she was struck by a pickup truck, driven by Brian Anthony Reid, near the intersection of Nazareth Street and Crusader Drive.

Ghost bikes are painted white and placed at sites across the United States where a bicyclist has been hit or killed by a driver to remind motorists to share the road.

Reid, 21, faces one count each of felony death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired, felony assault by motor vehicle and failure to reduce speed.

Police said he had been celebrating his 21st birthday at the time of the crash.