Cyclist hit, killed while exiting North Freeway, sheriff says

HOUSTON – A cyclist was hit and killed Thursday while exiting a freeway in north Harris County, authorities said.

The crash was reported about 5:40 a.m. on the northbound exit ramp from Interstate 45 North Freeway to Kuykendahl and Rankin roads.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a tweet that it appears a man on a bicycle was exiting the freeway when he was struck by a vehicle. The cyclist died at the scene, Gonzalez said.

Investigators at the scene said it appeared that the cyclist, who was wearing an ankle monitor, was hit by several vehicles.

None of the vehicles stayed at the scene of the crash, investigators said.

The exit ramp is closed to traffic while investigators are at the scene, Gonzalez said.

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