Sheriff confirms cyclist in Blount County hit-and-run has died, charges pending

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BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) – The Blount County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Thursday the cyclist struck last week in a hit-and-run has died.

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Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong has confirmed that 36-year-old Troy Sample died Wednesday after he was struck by a vehicle while cycling on Friday, Dec. 6.

Authorities have identified a suspect in the hit and run crash but not released their identity. Charges are pending at this time.

The silver Nissan Frontier involved in the hit-and-run is in Sherriff’s office custody.

A BCSO Traffic Safety Unit investigation is ongoing. This is a developing story and we’ll continue to update the details as they become available.

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