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A bicyclist was killed in Seaford on Friday night when a pick-up truck apparently drifted onto the shoulder where he was riding, Delaware State Police said.
According to police, the incident occurred at 9:52 p.m. when a 2016 Dodge Ram pick-up truck was traveling northbound on Sussex Highway just north of Tharp Road in the right lane, directly across from Rommel Harley-Davidson.
The bicyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, was traveling in the same direction on the shoulder, just off the edge of the right travel lane, and police say it appears that the truck drifted onto the shoulder and struck the rear of the bicycle.
The impact caused the bicyclist to fly forward off his bike and land on the northbound shoulder.
The bicyclist, a 56-year-old male from Greenwood, according to the DSP. He was taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
It undetermined whether the bicyclist was impaired, police said. Identification of the victim is pending notification of next of kin.
The operator of the Dodge Ram, a 29-year-old male from Georgetown, was properly restrained and was not injured. Police say the driver of the truck did not appear to be impaired.
The roadway was closed for three hours while the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit investigated.
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