Charleston Police investigating fatal traffic accident Saturday morning


The Charleston Police Department says a cyclist is dead after a traffic accident on Saturday morning.

Police say the accident happened around 5 a.m. at South Carolina Highway 7 and Sam Rittenberg Boulevard.

A pick-up truck was traveling north on Highway 7 at Sam Rittenberg Boulevard when he struck a cyclist, according to the Charleston Police Department.

Police say the cyclist was thrown off the bicycle and into the southbound lane of Highway 7. They say he was then run over by a garbage truck and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say no charges have been filed and the accident is still under investigation.

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