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Moreno Valley Cyclist, 74, Killed After Being Hit By Truck

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MORENO VALLEY (CBS) — A  74-year-old Moreno Valley bicyclist suffered fatal injuries Sunday morning when a truck hit him, the sheriff’s department said.

Vernon Slade was killed in the collision reported at 3:27 a.m. in the 13100 block of Heacock Street, just north of Atwood Avenue, in Moreno Valley, sheriff’s Sgt. Jacqueline Horton said.

Slade was struck by a Dodge Ram truck that was traveling northbound on Heacock Street, Horton said.

He was taken to Riverside County Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 3:56 a.m., according to the coroner’s office.

The driver of the truck was cooperative and did not sustain any injuries, Horton said.

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