A bicyclist killed after a collision with an East Carolina university transit bus will be buried on Sunday.
According to his obitruary from Don Brown Funeral Home, it states 54 year old Joseph Leon Smallwood of Winterville is a native of Bertie County and served in the United State Marine Corps.
Smallwood's will be laid to rest Sunday At 3pm at St. Rest United Holy Church in Winterville.
Greenville police say 54-year-old Joseph Smallwood died at PCMH. Police originally reported Smallwood lived in Stokes, but a family member says he lived in Greenville.
The Traffic Safety Unit of the Greenville Police Department is investigating the crash.
It happened at the intersection of East 10th Street & Lawrence Street.
Police say a preliminary investigation indicates an ECU bus was making a right turn from Lawrence Street to travel west on 10th Street when it collided with a bicycle.
Officers say they continue to investigate to determine which direction the bicycle was traveling. The driver of the ECU bus, 26-year-old Thomas Hartley of Grimesland, and his three passengers were not injured.
Police say they investigation is ongoing and more information will be provided when it becomes available. Anyone who can provide information about the crash is asked to call the Greenville Police Department Traffic Safety Unit at (252) 329-4597.
It happened around 1:00 p.m. near the intersection of 10th Street and Lawrence Street, that's near the ECU library.
A university spokeswoman says the bicyclist has been transported to Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
Police say the bus ran over the bicyclist. A witness told WITN News that both the bike and the bus were on Lawrence Street. The witness says the bicyclist started to pull out while the bus was making a right turn.
There's no immediate word on how serious the bicyclist was injured.
It was the second time this week that an ECU bus was involved in an accident around 10th Street.
Earlier in the week, the bucket from a cherry picker truck struck a university bus. That mishap broke out several windows on the bus, but no one was injured.
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