Cyclist hit by car on birthday, dies - | WBTV Charlotte

Cyclist hit by car on birthday, dies

By Cameron Easley - email

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A cyclist that was hit by a car on Wilkinson Boulevard died in the hospital on Saturday.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said on Tuesday that 48-year-old William Frank Penley was pronounced dead at 12:25 p.m. at the Carolinas Medical Center.

Witnesses said that the wreck, which happened in the 8800 block of Wilkinson Boulevard, occured when Penley darted in front of a Nissan pickup truck and was thrown onto the windshield.

Coincidentally, October 22 was the victim's 48th birthday.

The crash is being investigated by the Major Crash Investigations Unit.

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