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Collision claims life of bicyclist in Kingsport

Wes Bunch • Jun 25, 2013 at 3:41 PM

KINGSPORT — A bicyclist was killed in Kingsport on Monday evening after he rode into the path of an oncoming vehicle, Sullivan County authorities said.

Jessie G. Cox, 20, of Kingsport, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

A Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said the wreck occurred just before 7 p.m. at the 2700 block of Princeton Road in Kingsport.

According to witness statements, the car was driving westbound on Princeton Road when the bicycle rider, who had been traveling on Little Valley Road, crossed into the vehicle’s path.

Witnesses told authorities the woman driving the car attempted to swerve and miss Cox, but was unable to do so.

Although the crash appeared to be accidental, authorities said the investigation — which is being handled by the he SCSO Fatal Incident Reconstruction Support Team (FIRST) — is ongoing.

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