Greenville, NC (June 26, 2021) – A 48-year-old man from Greenville has been identified in a fatal bicycle crash earlier this week. The collision happened on Tuesday, June 22nd around 9:15 on Memorial Drive.
According to the Greenville Police Department, Rufus Lacy was riding a bicycle southbound on Memorial when he was hit from behind by a vehicle driven by 47-year-old Alexander Dixon, of Snow Hill. Lacy suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the site by rescue workers. There were no other vehicles involved and no additional injuries were reported.
Dixon fled the scene following the crash but was later arrested by police. He has since been charged with involuntary manslaughter and felony hit-and-run involving death. Dixon was taken to the Greene County Jail where he was held under bond.
There is no additional information available at this time. The crash remains under investigation.
We wish to offer our thoughts and condolences to the family of Rufus Lacy following this tragic bicycle crash in Greenville.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
There are more than 250,000 traffic accidents in North Carolina each year. Sadly, many innocent victims are injured in these crashes when they come into contact with negligent motorists. Hit-and-run accidents are some of the most dangerous and devastating accidents that occur in our state. In most cases, the drivers who cause these accidents are driving in a dangerous and negligent manner.
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