Before sunrise on Saturday, a cyclist was struck and killed in Ball Ground, authorities said.

According to Cherokee Sheriff's Office spokesman, Jay Baker:

Cherokee Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to collision at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Ga. Highway 5 near Commerce Lane in Ball Ground. A Jeep Renegade traveling south struck a man on a bicycle also traveling south.

The cyclist, Nathaniel Crawford Pool, 43, of Marietta was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Jeep was identified as Johnathan James Welch, 35, of Ball Ground.

As of Tuesday morning the case remained under investigation and no charges had been filed.

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