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February 4, 2014

UPDATE: Cyclist dies from injuries

Corsicana — A 64-year-old Corsicana man died at Parkland Hospital Tuesday night from injuries sustained when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a pickup truck.

Corsicana Police Chief Randy Bratton said police were notified of the man’s death about 8 p.m. Tuesday. The name of the victim was not available at press time Tuesday pending notification of next of kin.

Bratton said the accident was reported about 7:40 a.m. Tuesday. The victim was riding a bicycle southbound on Business 45 near the railroad trestle when he was struck by a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup being driven by Delphus Cephus, 58, of Corsicana.

The victim was taken by ground ambulance to Parkland Hospital in Dallas. Weather prevented the use of an air ambulance, Bratton said.

Weather was overcast and raining with wet pavement at the time of the accident, but it is not known if weather was a factor in the accident.

According to Bratton, Cephus told officers he did not see the man on the bicycle. Cephus was cited following the accident for failure to control speed.

The accident remains under investigation, and further charges are possible, Bratton added.

Accident investigators Stan Eddington and Alan Crawford are assigned to the case.


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