Kenneth Dewayne Sherlin : “Cyclist Dies a Week After Crash in Asheville; No Charges Against Driver”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Bicycle Accident in West Asheville

Bicycle Accident Claims the Life of Asheville Cyclist

Police Investigation Reveals No Criminal Charges Against Driver

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Tragedy struck in West Asheville as the Asheville Police Department announced the death of a cyclist involved in a collision that occurred in November. The incident took place on Tuesday, November 28, at approximately 10:43 p.m.

According to the police report, the cyclist was traveling southbound in the left-hand lane near the 480 block of Brevard Road when a vehicle, traveling in the same direction and lane, collided with the cyclist.

The investigation indicated that the bicycle did not have any illuminating lights, and the cyclist was wearing dark clothing, contributing to the unfortunate accident. The driver of the vehicle involved in the collision responsibly remained at the scene.

Following the collision, emergency services transported the critically injured cyclist to the hospital for treatment. Despite medical efforts, the cyclist, identified as 40-year-old Kenneth Dewayne Sherlin, succumbed to his injuries over the weekend.

In light of the incident, the Asheville Police Department conducted a thorough investigation. After careful examination, law enforcement officials determined that no criminal charges will be pressed against the driver involved in the collision.

This tragic accident serves as a reminder for cyclists to prioritize their safety on the roads. It is crucial for cyclists to ensure their bicycles are equipped with proper illuminating lights, especially when riding at night, to enhance their visibility to other motorists. Additionally, wearing brightly colored or reflective clothing can significantly increase a cyclist’s visibility and decrease the risk of accidents.

The Asheville community mourns the loss of Kenneth Dewayne Sherlin and extends its deepest condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time. Authorities urge all road users to remain vigilant and respect one another to prevent such incidents in the future.

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