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A bicyclist was struck and killed in an accident in Morganton on Monday night, October 23rd. The crash occurred at roughly 8:30 p.m. on N.C. 18 near Zero Mull Road.
A 2001 Ford F-250 was driving south on N.C. 18 and was passing another southbound vehicle in a passing lane. As the Ford attempted to pass the other vehicle, it stuck a bicyclist who was riding northbound on the road. The bicyclist was wearing dark clothes, the road wasn’t lighted and no lights were on the bicycle. The bicyclist, 43-year-old Mark Anthony Mode, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Ford, 48-year-old Earnie Lee Hess, of Connelly Springs, wasn’t injured.
The initial investigation doesn’t indicate impairment or speed to be contributing factors. Possible charges are pending upon completion of the ongoing investigation.
At The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, our hearts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and loved ones of Mark who suffered this tragic loss of life. We share our condolences for this devastating bicycle accident.
Should you or someone you know find yourself injured as a victim of someone else’s negligence in an accident, our firm offers free consultations to help guide you through the process so you can focus on your mental and physical recovery. Contact us at 1-800-351-3008.
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