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Bicyclist Dies After Being Struck By Car In Murfreesboro

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - A 20-year-old Mt. Juliet man was killed after being struck by a car in Murfreesboro on Tuesday night.

Murfreesboro Police said 20-year-old Timothy Martin was walking his bicycle across North Rutherford Boulevard around 9 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle driven by 22-year-old Benjamin Conley. Police believe Martin walked in the path of the vehicle.

Martin was taken to Middle Tennessee Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

Martin was a sophomore at Middle Tennessee State University, and he attended Mt. Juliet High School. He was a band member and played the drums.

"Even Sundays, I'd come up to school and he'd be outside practicing," said Rodney Parks, Martin's former instructor.

Parks said the young man will be remembered for the way he lived.

"One this I'm proud of is that he lived everyday to the fullest," said Martin.

Police said the crash was still under investigation, but do not anticipate any charges against Conley.

This is the first fatal accident in Murfreesboro this year. Police said they had nine fatal crashes in 2012.

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