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Mechanic test-driving truck fatally strikes cyclist in Castle Rock: CSP

The Colorado State Patrol said they're still investigating the crash that killed a 36-year-old Castle Rock man.
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CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — A driver who hit and killed a cyclist in Castle Rock was a mechanic test driving a truck at the time of the crash, according to Colorado State Patrol (CSP).

CSP said the wreck happened at milepost 175 on the east frontage road of Interstate 25, just before 11 a.m. Friday.

Per a CSP spokesperson, the 36-year-old cyclist was heading north in the right turn lane when he was struck from behind by a Ford Raptor. The 19-year-old driver from Pueblo had crossed into his lane, CSP said.

The cyclist, who was wearing a helmet, died at the scene. They have not yet been identified.

The driver of the truck was not hurt.

CSP said they are investigating excessive speed as a factor in the crash.

No arrests have been made because the crash is still under investigation, according to state patrol.

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