Police ID biker fatally struck by car in Southside Richmond

UPDATE: Richmond police have identified John H. Shelton, 69 of the 3500 block of Broad Rock Rd. as the bicyclist that was killed in the fatal accident Friday night on the southside.  

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Police are investigating after a man was fatally struck by a car while biking on Richmond’s southside Friday night.

The accident occurred at roughly 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Hopkins Road and Veterans Avenue, right next to McGuire Veterans Medical Center. When officers arrived, they found an adult male victim who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are reporting that the driver of the car is not expected to face charges as the car had the right of way.

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