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Cyclist struck and killed by vehicle on Hwy. 61

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WARREN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A man was struck and killed by an oncoming vehicle Friday night while bicycling along Highway 61 in Vicksburg just after 9 p.m.

According to Mississippi Highway Patrol, a van struck 25-year-old Christopher Vogts while he was traveling on a bicycle. The fatal crash occurred about five miles north of Vicksburg.

Vogts, of Deforest, Wisconsin, was traveling southbound when a silver 2012 Dodge van, traveling in the same direction, collided with the cyclist. Vogts was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the van was identified as 40-year-old Eric Thompson of Jackson.

No charges have been filed in this incident, but officials say the investigation is ongoing.

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