Bicyclist hit, killed in downtown Birmingham


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Update (7/16): The Jefferson County coroner identified the cyclist who was hit and killed Friday night.

Original: Authorities are in the area of 24th Street N and 3rd Avenue N on reports a bicyclist was hit and killed Friday night.

The incident happened around 7:15 p.m.

Authorities say the cyclist was hit by an 18-wheeler as it was trying to make a turn and ended up dragging the cyclist about 15 feet.

The truck driver remained on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, according to authorities.

No other information has been released at this time. Stay with CBS 42 as updates come in.

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