LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. -- The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency confirmed one person is dead after an accident involving a car and a bicycle on Highway 127 near Sugar Hill Lane.
Evaristo Ocampo, 66, was killed when the bicycle he was riding on was struck by a 2001 Ford. Ocampo was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Ford was not injured.
State troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency arrived at the scene and spoke with witnesses about the incident.
The crash occurred at 8:10 a.m. on Alabama 127 one mile north of Athens.
Limestone County resident Donald Finney was driving on Highway 127 around the time of the accident. According to Finney drivers are known to speed in the area. He said Ocampo's death is unfortunate and hopes this will make people slow down.
The cause of the accident continues to be under investigation.