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Bicyclist struck, killed by car in Hoke County

Posted January 2, 2016 11:09 p.m. EST
Updated January 3, 2016 3:20 p.m. EST

WRAL News

— A man riding a bicycle was killed Saturday evening after being struck by a car in Hoke County.

North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers said that an unidentified man in his late 40s was struck by a 2001 Izuzu Rodeo at about 6:45 p.m. on N.C. Highway 401.

The driver of the Izuzu said that two vehicles were approaching each other with their high beams on and, as he dimmed his lights, he struck the bicyclist.

Authorities said that the man on the bike was wearing dark clothing with no reflectors.

Troopers said it is likely that no charges will be filed against the driver, although the incident remains under investigation.