MOORESVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) - A man killed Sunday when a car collided with his bicycle on a busy Iredell County highway has been identified by officials as 64-year-old Earl Douglas Gillon.
The deadly incident happened around 4:30 p.m. on Mecklenburg Highway near Mooresville.
Highway Patrol troopers say the bike and the car were traveling in the same direction near Bridges Farm Road. According to troopers, the collision occurred when the bicycle moved too close to the car while the car attempted to pass the bicyclist that was traveling in the same lane.
The car continued off the road and struck a mailbox. The driver of the car was not hurt.
Excessive speed and alcohol are not suspected to be factors.
The road was closed for more than an hour while troopers investigated.
Troopers say the driver of the car is cooperating with the investigation.