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Female bicyclist dead after being struck by vehicle along Route 11



Botetourt County, Virginia – A bicyclist from Fincastle was murdered after she was struck by a car while riding along Route 11 on a Friday afternoon.

Following an investigation by the Virginia State Police, it was determined that the driver of a 2014 Dodge Journey struck Tabitha Leigh Thompson, 39, when both were heading south on Lee Highway, about a quarter of a mile south of Darby Road.

Thompson was brought to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where she passed just a few hours later.

The driver of the Dodge, Danielle M. Rock, remained uninjured and has been charged with reckless driving.

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