Police investigating early-morning crash that killed cyclist in West Ashley
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston Police are investigating an accident between a motorist and a cyclist early Saturday morning.
The accident occurred at approximately 5:20 a.m., according to Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis.
Police said a pick-up truck was traveling north on Highway 7 at Sam Rittenberg Boulevard when he struck a cyclist, who was also traveling north on Highway 7.
The cyclist was thrown off the bicycle and into the southbound lane of Highway 7. He was then run over by a Republic Services garbage truck.
The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, Francis said.
Police said the cyclist was illegally in the roadway when he was struck by the pick-up truck.
No charges have been filed against either driver; the accident is under investigation.
The identity of the cyclist has not yet been released.
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