Cyclist struck, killed in Beaufort Co.

BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A cyclist was struck by a vehicle and killed on Thursday night in Beaufort County, authorities say.

South Carolina Highway Patrol officials said the fatal wreck happened just before 11 p.m. on Highway 278 near Matthew Drive, when the bicyclist tried to cross the road, and was hit by a man driving a 1999 Mercedes.

The cyclist died shortly thereafter.

The investigation is ongoing, but troopers said no charges are expected to be filed against the driver.

The Beaufort County Coroner's Office has not released the name of the victim.

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