Bicyclist dies after being struck by a semi in Anderson County

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Texas DPS(Texas DPS)
Published: Aug. 19, 2022 at 1:01 PM CDT
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ANDERSON COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - DPS troopers were called to a fatal accident involving a semi-truck and a bicycle on Thursday.

According to a message from Corsicana Highway Patrol, at about 3 p.m. Aug. 18 a bicyclist rode out in front of a truck tractor from Anderson County Road 3722 onto U.S. 79, where the truck was traveling southwest.

The truck driver attempted to avoid the bicyclist by veering onto the shoulder, but the cyclist struck the front left of the semi-trailer, DPS says.

The bicyclist, Roy McCarty, 71, of Palestine, was taken to Palestine Regional Hospital and pronounced dead. The truck driver, John Looney, 51, of Buffalo, was not injured.

The investigation into this case is ongoing.