FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. (WNCN) — One person is dead after a bicycle accident in Fuquay-Varina on Saturday afternoon, according to the police chief.
Fuquay-Varina Police Chief Brandon Medina said the crash happened shortly after 2:45 p.m. when a Jeep hit a cyclist on North Main St. and Lake Wheeler Road near Highway 401.
Once officials got to the scene, a person was pronounced dead.
They later identified the bicyclist as 72-year-old Richard Eric Fish, of Raleigh.
Police said the driver of the Jeep remained at the scene.
Investigators said the driver was cited for No Operators License, and they plan a conduct a further investigation on the driver and the status of their license.
They plan to work with the Department of Motor Vehicles on Monday to find this information.
Witnesses at the scene indicated that the cyclist made an improper turn in front of the Jeep, according to the police department.
The investigation is ongoing.
Police said they are seeking witnesses to this accident. If you have any information, please call the Fuquay-Varina Police Department at (919) 552-3191.