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San Marcos police identified the victim of a collision between a semi tractor trailer truck and a bicycle early Monday morning as Jeffery David Stevenson, 40 of Big Spring.

Stevenson died at the scene around 2 a.m. Monday in the 5600 block of the southbound access road of Interstate 35 in San Marcos, just south of Posey Road.

The truck driver called San Marcos police about the collision at 2:04 a.m., which occurred in the 5600 block of the southbound lane of the access road in a dark, rural area unlit by street lights.

The driver told police that he crested the top of a hill and the bicyclist was suddenly in front of him in the center of the right lane. He applied his brakes but was unable to avoid hitting the bicycle.

According to investigators, the bicycle did not have a headlight or rear red reflector required by state law for night time operation of a bicycle.

The victim’s body was taken for an autopsy. Stevenson was carrying no identifying information. Police identified him through fingerprints. Next of kin have been notified.

No charges are expected to be filed against the driver of the truck.

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