Bicyclist Bruce Marshall Struck, Killed Near Gunpowder Falls State Park In Baltimore County

A 77-year-old man was killed Tuesday after his bicycle collided with a car on the NCR Trail.

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DENISE KOCH: As the weather gets nicer, more and more people, of course, spending time outside, including cyclists on the roads. Tonight, Baltimore County Police want to remind drivers and cyclists to be careful after a deadly accident near the NCR Trail. And WJZ is live right now. Stetson Miller has details on what happened. Stetson?

STETSON MILLER: Hey, Denise. Yeah, it's a real tragedy that happened on this very popular trail. Other cyclists we talked to say they generally avoid biking near roads like this one, because they can be dangerous.

A tragic death near the NCR Trail on Tuesday afternoon, when 77-year-old Bruce Marshall was killed during an afternoon bike ride.

DANIELLE MOORE: The bicyclist collided with a Dodge Dart.

STETSON MILLER: Baltimore County Police say Marshall was heading south on the trail around 3:00 PM. He then entered the crosswalk and collided with the car in the westbound lane of Paper Mill Road.

DANIELLE MOORE: Bruce Marshall was then transported to an area hospital, where he was then pronounced deceased.

STETSON MILLER: The county's crash team is still investigating. The driver of the car remained on the scene, and so far, no charges have been filed.

JOHN VAUGHN: It's a tragedy. It shouldn't happen.

STETSON MILLER: Other cyclists, like John Vaughn, say they generally avoid riding near Paper Mill Road, because the road is busy and there is limited shoulder space.

JOHN VAUGHN: Very dangerous to ride your bike along that road. I would never do it.

JUANITA ASHABY-BEY: I've been riding this trail for about 15 or 20 years, and I have never heard of an accident on the road.

STETSON MILLER: Juanita Ashaby-Bey says she always tries to be cautious when approaching any of the roads that intersect with the trail.

JUANITA ASHABY-BEY: You got to be really careful with, you know, coming up to the road and just making sure that you're slowing down, watching for traffic.

STETSON MILLER: Police say the crash is a reminder that bicyclists and other drivers need to be careful around each other.

DANIELLE MOORE: Make sure you share the road. There are bicycle lanes. And if you do see a bicyclist, to be cognizant of them and your blind spots.

STETSON MILLER: And once again, police are saying to be extra careful, especially now as the weather gets warmer, when you're out on the road. Live in Phoenix, Stetson Miller for WJZ.