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Cyclist seriously injured in crash has died. Here’s what we know

Police investigate a car-bicycle collision atop the Bernard Bayou Bridge n Mississippi 605 in Gulfport.
Police investigate a car-bicycle collision atop the Bernard Bayou Bridge n Mississippi 605 in Gulfport. jphampton@sunherald.com

The cyclist injured in a bicycle-vehicle collision on Mississippi 605 has died, according to the Gulfport Police Department.

The cyclist’s name is being withheld because relatives have not been notified. Police haven’t released any details about the crash, including the name of the driver whose vehicle collided with the cyclist.

An accident reconstruction team was at the scene for nearly two hours and the investigation continues. No arrests have been made.

A yellow bicycle, its back wheel badly bent, lay on its side at the peak of the bridge shortly after a downpour. There were no damaged vehicles in sight.

One lane of the bridge over Bernard Bayou was closed to traffic, which was light. Both lanes are now open, police said.

Paul Hampton: 228-284-7296; @jpaulhampton

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