Local agencies seek assistance in identifying bicyclist following accident

Friday, November 13, 2020


Following an accident, which resulted in the fatality of a bicyclist on Wednesday, November 11, local law agencies are reaching out to the public to help in the efforts of identifying the individual.

According to Stephen Sutton, an investigator with the Medical Examiner’s Office, a bicyclist was struck by a motor vehicle near the intersection of Interstate 155 and Highway 78 in Dyersburg at 7 p.m. on November 11. Sutton said a joint investigation between the Tennessee Highway Patrol and Dyer County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Dyersburg Police Department and other agencies, has been launched to seek the identity of the individual.

“We have no idea who this individual is,” Sutton told the State Gazette. “There was no identification on their person. The individual is a middle-aged white male with brown hair and was wearing a brown Carhartt jacket and a black ball cap.”

Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box added the individual was also wearing pajama pants and slippers.

Both Sheriff Box and Sutton ask those who may know the identity of the individual to contact the Dyer County Sheriff’s Office at 731-285-2802.

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