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Greenville police say no charges in crash killing teen cyclist

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Takevis Rucker (file/FOX Carolina) Takevis Rucker (file/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Greenville Police Department said no charges will be filed in the collision which killed 15-year-old Takevis Rucker.

Rucker, who was riding his bicycle on Mar. 18, died at Greenville Memorial Hospital after a crash involving a 1994 Ford truck.

During the course of the investigation, police said they interviewed nearby drivers, a cyclist riding with the victim, reviewed cell phone records and information from the medical examiner.

Officers said Rucker was one of two males riding bicycles in the northbound lane on Old Augusta Road who were "zig-zagging" from side to side. The 50-year-old truck driver tried to avoid hitting Rucker, who moved into his lane, but was unable to do so, according to police.

Rucker suffered severe internal injuries after hitting the front of the truck.

Investigators said the truck was believed to be traveling at approximately 35 miles per hour and, although the posted speed limit is 30 miles per hour, the actions of the cyclist were the primary contributing factors in the crash.

Police said no charges will be filed after a review by the city attorney and Thirteenth Circuit Solicitor.

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