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Bicycle rider hit, killed by semi-truck

The crash happened on Highway 84 in Brooks County. The crash happened on Highway 84 in Brooks County.
BROOKS CO., GA (WALB) -

Authorities say a man is dead after he was hit by a semi-truck while riding a bicycle.

We're working to get the name of a man killed after he was hit by a semi-truck while riding his bicycle.

The accident happened around 12:15 this afternoon on highway 84 in Brooks County.

Officers say the man was heading east when the truck struck him and killed him instantly.

Sheriff Mike Dewey says it's not uncommon for bike riders to be on this highway. "The drivers, when they see a bicyclist, they should slow down if they're going to pass them at a close proximity, or they should move over into the other lane." 

The victim's body will be taken to the GBI crime lab in Atlanta.

Charges against the truck driver pending as the investigation is ongoing.

Officials said the driver of the truck works for David Trucking Company.

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