Crash kills cyclist

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By Damon Lawrence

A man riding a bicycle on Highway 61 was struck by a pickup truck and killed last Friday.

The accident happened around 6:45 p.m. The Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated.

The man killed was identified as Brent E. Carroll of Harriman. He was 37.

According to the THP report, Carroll was on a bicycle headed east on Highway 61. Austin M. Hicks, 24, was also headed east in a 2003 Dodge pickup truck when Carroll was struck from behind.

“The cyclist was not wearing any reflective clothing or safety equipment,” the report said.

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