Bicyclist Apparently Died Of Heart Attack

Grant Police investigate a bicyclist's death on Simpson Point Road. (Photo: Carson Clark, WHNT News 19)

Grant Police investigate a bicyclist's death on Simpson Point Road. (Photo: Carson Clark, WHNT News 19)

Grant Police investigate a bicyclist’s death on Simpson Point Road. (Photo: Carson Clark, WHNT News 19)

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Grant Police say it appears a bicyclist who died on Simpson Point Road was not hit by a car, as was first believed.

Police say it now appears Vearl David Beckham, 65, died of a medical condition, possibly a heart attack. Beckham lived in New Hope.

They at first thought a driver had hit the Beckham and then left the scene.  Police say that doesn’t appear to be the case anymore.

Someone found Beckham shortly before 12 p.m. Tuesday on Simpson Point Road, at Brewer Circle.


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