Gautier cyclist killed after being hit by a car

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GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) – A cyclist was killed while crossing a south Mississippi Highway.

News outlets report that the bicyclist was trying to cross U.S. Highway 90 in Gautier early Friday morning when he was hit by a vehicle and killed. Jackson County Coroner Bruce Lynd Jr. said the victim was 51-year-old Charles George of Gautier.

The accident occurred at 5 a.m., about an hour before sunrise in Jackson County on Friday. WLOX reported police said the incident was an accident and no charges were filed.

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