Man charged with killing cyclist near Apex

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Ramsey Capps pictured after a 2009 arrest (image courtesy Raleigh-Wake City-County Bureau of Identification) (image courtesy Raleigh-Wake City-County Bureau of Identification)

The Highway Patrol has charged a man after a cyclist was hit and killed by a pickup truck near Apex on Friday.

Troopers say it happened around 6:30 a.m. on N.C. 751 in Chatham County. A Chevy pickup truck being driven by Ramsey Capps, 42, of Apex and the bicyclist, Jason Markley, 36, of Cary were both headed south.

Markley tried to make a left turn and was hit from behind, according to authorities. Markley died at the scene.

Capps was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. He was not injured.

Records show Capps was charged with driving with a revoked license and no insurance in 2009.

It's the second serious crash involving cyclists in the Triangle this month. October 18, a man in an SUV ran into a group of four cyclists in Cary. One woman was left clinging to life.

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However, WakeMed said on Monday that Lori Cove's condition has improved from critical to serious.

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