State Police investigating fatal crash involving bicyclist

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Virginia State Police are investigating a crash that killed a 53-year-old bicyclist Wednesday in Shenandoah County.

Rex A. Catt, of Edinburg, was riding his bicycle eastbound and trying to cross Old Valley Pike at the intersection with Maple Lane, according to a news release from State Police Public Information Officer Brent Coffey. That’s when he was struck by a southbound 2004 Kia Seltos driven by a 74-year-old New Market woman. Coffey did not identify the driver by name.

Coffey said the driver could not avoid the bicyclist and immediately stopped at the scene after striking him.

Both the driver and Catt were transported to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital for treatment. Catt, who was not wearing a helmet, died en route to the hospital. The driver was wearing a seat belt and received minor injuries, Coffey said.

The crash remains under investigation.