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Cyclist charged with vehicular homicide

Published: Apr. 27, 2011 at 10:37 PM EDT|Updated: May. 2, 2011 at 9:57 PM EDT
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A Tifton man is now charged with vehicular homicide one year after his bicycle collided with a man riding a motorcycle.

Last July, 56-year-old Gary Brewer was traveling east on New River Church Road on a bicycle.

Troopers say he failed to yield, and crashed into 57-year-old Delano Nickelson, who was riding his motorcycle south on Highway 319.

Nickelson was killed instantly, Brewer was flown to a Macon hospital.

Troopers say Brewer was not wearing reflective clothing and was listening to a radio an earpiece.

He was charged with vehicular homicide in the second degree, and failure to yield at an intersection.

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