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Car strikes and kills bicycle rider on Monroe Road

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Police respond to Monroe Road, where a car struck and killed a bicycle rider Monday night.
Police respond to Monroe Road, where a car struck and killed a bicycle rider Monday night. WBTV

A cyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle in southeast Charlotte Monday night, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene, the 4800 block of Monroe Road.

Investigators said the cyclist was riding inbound in the inside lane around 7:15 p.m. when struck from behind by a car going in the same direction, according to WBTV, the Observer’s news partner. Police said the cyclist may have had alcohol before the incident and that it could have been a factor in the crash, WBTV reported.

The driver of the car stayed at the scene.

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