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Bicyclist killed in crash

Police say it was just too dark outside for a driver to see him.

A bicyclist was killed after being hit by a car on a central Kentucky road.

The accident happened around 9:15 Monday night, near Leestown Road (U.S. 421) and Coach Station Road in Woodford County.

The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Yishi Wei.

Police are trying to figure out exactly why Wei, who had a Chicago address, was in the area.

They think he could have been working on a project for school.

Police say Wei was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say it appears the car and the bicyclist were both in the westbound lane of Leestown Road, traveling in the same direction, at the time of the crash.

The Woodford County coroner says Wei was an architecture student, who had a camera with him.

Versailles Police still have some unanswered questions.

"Where this person was staying locally, in this area, and also trying to contact family who are living out of the country," Lt. Daniel Clark of Versailles Police said.

Police say Wei's family lives in China.

Police say this particular section of Leestown Road does not have any type of lighting, and the bicyclist was not wearing cycling or safety gear.

"The bike was dark, his (the victim's) clothing was dark, and the person driving on 421 just did not see him in the roadway," Clark said.

The driver of the car was not injured. Police say no charges are being filed against that person.

Investigators say neither speed or alcohol were factors in the crash.


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