No charges filed in Aberdeen fatal bicycle collision

On Saturday, Feb. 10, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Aberdeen Police officers were dispatched to the area of U.S. 1, near W. Maple Ave, in reference to a collision involving a vehicle and a bicyclist. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive male lying on the road near a bicycle. The reporting party and driver of the vehicle, a 2000 Ford Econoline Wagon, was also standing by in the road. The bicyclist was identified as Larry Cameron, 63, of Aberdeen.

Moore County EMS attempted live-saving measures, however, Cameron was pronounced deceased shortly after first responders arrived on the scene.

Aberdeen Police officers, along with a traffic crash reconstructionist with the department, thoroughly investigated the traffic collision. Officers obtained witness statements, and the traffic crash reconstructionist worked to determine the point of impact, speed of the vehicle, and other relevant contributing factors of the collision.

After months of investigation and the conclusion of results from the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office, no fault was established on behalf of the driver of the Ford Econoline Wagon, said Aberdeen Police Department in a news release. After collaborating with the Moore County District Attorney’s Office, it was determined that no charges would be filed.

Feature photo: A bicycle lies on U.S. 1 after being struck by a van in Aberdeen on Feb. 10/Sandhills Sentinel.

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