Charleston County coroner identifies bicyclist killed in Wednesday morning crash

Updated: May. 28, 2020 at 12:18 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County Coroner’s Office says a 59-year-old man died early Wednesday morning in an accident on the Cosgrove Bridge.

James Burgess, from Charleston, died Wednesday at approximately 6:56 a.m. at MUSC, from blunt force injuries after being struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle on Cosgrove Avenue, Charleston County Chief Deputy Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal said.

The accident happened at approximately 4:58 a.m. that morning, she said.

Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis said a Chrysler Town and Country minivan was traveling north in the left lane of the Cosgrove Bridge and struck the bicyclist.

Investigators remained on scene for several hours collecting evidence.

The collision remains under investigation with no criminal charges filed, Francis said.

Shortly before 7:30 a.m., authorities reopened the multiple lanes of the bridge that had been closed and cleared the scene.

North Charleston Police also responded to the scene.

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