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Gloucester bicyclist dies in traffic accident

A Gloucester bicyclist died Jan. 3 after he was struck by a pickup truck on Guinea Road. 

The Virginia State Police said a 2013 Ford F-150 was traveling west on Guinea Road when the driver struck a bicyclist in the roadway in the 8600 block just before 6 p.m. The bicyclist, 47-year-old Michael Troy Smith of Aberdeen Road, died upon impact at the scene. 

State police said the driver of the Ford was uninjured and neither alcohol nor speed was a contributing factor to the accident. There are no charges at this time and state police said the case would be brought before the commonwealth attorney’s office for review.

This was the first traffic fatality in Gloucester County for 2018. ...

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