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Bicylist killed in Thanksgiving crash not yet identified

November 26, 2018

Santa Fe police were still working Friday afternoon to identify a bicyclist hit and killed by a car on Thanksgiving Day while riding on Cerrillos Road.

The cyclist, a man who appeared to be around 50, had no identification with him when he died and was “still listed as a John Doe,” Capt. Marvin Paulk said.

The crash occurred around 6:2o p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Cerrillos Road and Lujan Street. A preliminary investigation indicated the cyclist had veered out of the bike safety lane and was struck by a driver.

On Thursday night, Paulk told The New Mexican the driver who struck the cyclist did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The cyclist was wearing dark clothes and did not have any lights on his bike, police said.

The driver was not facing any charges as of Friday afternoon, Paulk said; however, the investigation was still in the preliminary stages.

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