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Car hits, kills, bicyclist in dark clothes on unlit bicycle

November 1, 2018

COVINGTON, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a cyclist wearing dark clothes and riding a bicycle without safety lamps died when a car hit his bicycle from behind, throwing him off the bike.

A news release Wednesday said 59-year-old Alejandro Otilio Reyes-Meza of Covington also was not wearing a helmet when the accident occurred about 11 p.m. Tuesday

Senior Trooper Dustin Dwight is a state police spokesman. He said in an email Thursday that troopers have not brought any charges against the driver.

The accident occurred on Louisiana Highway 36 near 7th Street, about 1½ miles (2.5 kilometers) east of Covington.

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