UPDATE: Bicycle rider killed after Silverhill accident identified

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UPDATE (5:30 p.m.) – Alabama State Troopers have identified the bicyclist killed near Silverhill. He is 51-year-old Luis Ramirez Basilio of Daphne.

UPDATE (3:05 p.m.) — Alabama State troopers released more information on a deadly accident that happened shortly before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. The accident happened on County Road 54 near Country Road 49 just north of Silverhill. Troopers say a bicyclist was riding east when he was hit from behind by a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The bicyclist was airlifted to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

UPDATE (2:23 p.m.) — ALEA has confirmed the bicyclist has died. The person has not been identified pending notification of next of kin.

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — Alabama State Troopers are on the scene of an accident north of Silverhill. The crash involved a vehicle and a bicycle on County Road 54 near County Road 49. Troopers originally reported the victim had died, but have since issued a correction that the victim was airlifted to the hospital in critical condition.

State troopers are asking drivers to avoid the area.

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