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Driver charged in 2019 semi vs. bicycle crash

A Corry man has been charged almost a year after an alleged hit-and-run involving a tractor-trailer and bicycle.

William D. Beck, 62, of Corry, is charged with accidents involving injury or death, aggravated assault by vehicle, accident involving damage to attended vehicle or property, and several summary traffic violations.

According to police, the crash took place shortly before 9 p.m. Aug. 26, 2019, on Route 6 near Scotts Crossing.

A witness told police the semi had swerved and almost struck the guide rail, according to the affidavit of probable cause. “When the witness reached the area where they believed the guide rail had been struck, they observed the victim … lying near the guide rail.”

“The witness reported that the semi continued east,” according to the affidavit. “The victim’s bicycle was located east of the victim.”

The victim was unconscious when transported from the scene by emergency helicopter, police said.

See Thursday’s edition of the Times Observer for complete coverage.

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