Bicyclist killed after knocked into oncoming traffic by pickup truck; NC troopers looking for driver

North Carolina Highway Patrol (WGHP file photo)

North Carolina Highway Patrol (WGHP file photo)

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — A bicyclist is dead after he was hit by a pickup truck and knocked into oncoming traffic, according to Highway Patrol.

The driver turned himself in to troopers at the State Highway Patrol office Monday afternoon.

At about 8:50 p.m. Thursday, troopers responded to the scene on U.S. 64, near Barry Oak Road, in Iredell County.

Troopers say 30-year-old Matthew Franklin Redden, of Statesville, was riding a bike east on U.S. 64 when a pickup truck hit him from behind.

Redden was thrown from the bike into the path of a GMC SUV.

The driver of the GMC stopped, but the pickup truck reportedly kept going.

Investigators have found and secured the suspect vehicle.

The crash is still being investigated.

Anyone with information is asked to call Highway Patrol Troop F at (828) 466-5500 or dial 911.

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