Bicyclist dies after being hit by car in South Charleston

A bicyclist was struck by a car in South Charleston late Saturday evening and died shortly after, police said.

Emergency officials said a car struck a woman in the 5300 block of MacCorkle Avenue around midnight Saturday.

The woman was alive when officials first arrived on the scene, according to William Horton, the assistant chief of the South Charleston Fire Department. She was taken to Charleston Area Medical Center by ambulance where she later died, Horton said.

Additional details, including the woman’s name, were not immediately available.

The South Charleston Police Department is investigating the incident.

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