Bicyclist dies from injuries in Davidson Co. wreck

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WINSTON SALEM, N.C. — A bicyclist hit by a drunk driver March 13 in Davidson County died at the hospital from the wreck’s injuries, officials said Friday.

The Lexington Dispatch reported that Joshua Daniel Perry, 30, was pronounced dead at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He had been listed in critical condition since arrival.

Officials said Samuel Thomas Gray, 29, struck Perry with a 2008 Toyota pickup truck about four miles north of Lexington on U.S. 29/Business I-85 North around 3 p.m.

Gray was reportedly driving about 55 mph when he hit Perry. The Dispatch reported that Perry was thrown more than 100 feet from his bicycle and not wearing a helmet.

Perry was reportedly traveling with another bicyclist who was not injured.

Gray reportedly had a blood-alcohol level of 0.14 at the time. The legal driving limit is .08.

Gray was charged with DWI, failure to maintain lane control, having an open container, and transporting spirituous liquor. He has court April 25 in Lexington.

Another vehicle traveling behind Gray was hit by debris from the bicycle and stopped at the scene. The driver was not charged.

Read more: The Lexington Dispatch.

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