UPDATE: Highway Patrol identifies bicyclist killed in wreck on NC 179

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Highway Patrol has identified the person killed while riding a bicycle on NC 179 this afternoon.

Troopers say the victim is Timothy Leonard, 57, of Shallotte.

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Highway Patrol says Leonard was riding his bike in the northbound lane when he crossed the center line and was struck by a car.

Troopers say alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors. No charges are expected.