Troopers identify bicyclist killed in Duplin County crash

WALLACE, DUPLIN COUNTY - Investigators have identified the bicyclist killed in a crash near a Duplin County Walmart Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Highway Patrol, 59-year-old Larry Matthews, of Wallace, died in the wreck, which happened at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Troopers said Matthews was traveling west on N.C. 41, about a quarter of a mile east of the Walmart in Wallace, when a van rear-ended the victim's bicycle.

Matthews was killed in the collision, said investigators.

The driver of the van, Manuel Kenerson, of Burgaw, has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

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