Bicyclist fatally struck on Remount Road in west Charlotte

- Police are investigating after a young bicyclist was fatally hit by a car at 1926 Remount Road near the intersection of Wilkinson Boulevard in west Charlotte Saturday afternoon.

Officials say Benjamin McPherson, 47, was driving a 2008 Ford Explorer northbound on Remount Road. A 13-year-old bicyclist was traveling behind a car in the southbound lane and turned left in front of McPherson's vehicle and was immediately struck.

Medic then transported the bicyclist to Carolina's Medical Center where he later died around 1:08 p.m. His family has been notified of his death.

Police say speed and alcohol did not a play a role in the crash. McPherson was arrested for not having a valid North Carolina Operators license 

Any witnesses are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.


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