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Bicyclist killed in crash involving Tipton County Sheriff's Deputy

The Sheriff's Office said the crash occurred Thursday night in Munford.
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MUNFORD, Tenn. — The Tipton County Sheriff's Office released some details and a statement Monday about a deadly crash involving one of their deputies Thursday. 

The Sheriff's Office said around 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, a Tipton County Deputy was involved in a crash with a pedestrian on a bicycle, and the pedestrian did not survive. The accident occurred on McLaughlin Drive in Munford. 

"This is a very unfortunate and tragic accident and our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and his family," said Tipton County Sheriff Shannon Beasley. "We also are in prayer for our Deputy as he and his family are also coping with this terrible tragedy."

Beasley said the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is investigating the crash, and all pertinent information has been released to them.

"We will continue our full cooperation throughout their investigation," Beasley said. "We ask that any further information requested, in regard to this crash, be directed to the Tennessee Highway Patrol at 731-423-6630."

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