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STARKVILLE – A man riding a bicycle was struck by a vehicle and killed Sunday evening.

The Starkville Police Department responded around 7 p.m. to Highway 25 near Pinelake Church to a report of an accident with a cyclist. Oktibbeha County Coroner Mike Hunt pronounced John “Jay” Burrell, 54, of Starkville, dead on the scene.

Burrell will undergo an autopsy at the Mississippi Crime Lab. This incident is still under investigation.

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