Home State police: Edinburg cyclist dead in crash in Shenandoah County
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State police: Edinburg cyclist dead in crash in Shenandoah County

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A cyclist is dead after a crash in Shenandoah County Wednesday afternoon.

Rex A. Catt, 53, of Edinburg, died while being transported to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, according to Virginia State Police.

VSP reports the fatal crash happened at 1:20 p.m. at the intersection of Old Valley Pike and Maple Lane.

Catt was traveling east on his bicycle on Maple Lane when he attempted to cross the southbound lanes of Old Valley Pike and was struck by a vehicle traveling south. The driver, a 74-year-old female from New Market, said they were unable to avoid a collision and immediately stopped at the scene, according to VSP.

The driver suffered minor injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment. She was wearing her seatbelt.

Catt was not wearing a helmet.

The crash remains under investigation.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.