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UPDATE: Cyclist dead, driver charged after crash

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The driver of the vehicle that hit and killed a bicyclist faces DWI charges now.

According to a Wilmington Police Department news release, 59-year-old Christina Marcotte was driving the SUV that ran into 49-year-old Robert Byrd around noon Thursday.

The crash happened at 4th and Greenfield Streets when Byrd was riding his bike. Byrd was taken to the hospital where he later died from head injuries.

Marcotte is still in police custody and might face more charges.

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