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Charlotte bicyclist dies; no charges filed

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say no charges have been filed in the case of a bicyclist who died of injuries suffered when he was struck by a car Friday night in south Charlotte.

The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet, was impaired and drove into the path of the vehicle, according to police investigators.

The victim has been identified as Florencio Lobos Rosa, 27. Police say Rosa was riding a bicycle about 9:30 p.m. in the 6400 block of Old Pineville Road, near Archdale Drive, when he pulled into the path of a 1998 Honda Accord driven by a 23-year-old man.

The driver was unable to stop in time, police say. Rosa was taken to Carolinas Medical Center, where he died Saturday evening. The driver of the Honda and a passenger suffered minor injuries, police say.

While no charges have been filed, police say they are continuing to investigate the incident. Speed was not a factor in the collision, according to police.

Steve Lyttle: 704-358-6107 Twitter: @slyttle
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