Man struck; killed while riding his bike on Highway 280

Troopers are investigating after a fatal accident on Highway 280 left a cyclist dead

Alabama State Troopers are investigating after a two-vehicle crash that occurred around 9:30 p.m. Friday night claimed the life of a man from Childersburg.

Senior Trooper Chuck Daniel said Chilton Russell Wesley, 27, was struck by a 2009 Nissan Altima while riding his bicycle in the left eastbound lane of U.S. 280.

Trooper Daniel said Wesley was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Nissan remained at the scene.

Authorities say the crash occurred near Merkel Mountain community.

Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off