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Police Identify Cyclist Killed in Fatal Charlestown Crash

A sanitation truck driver from Swampscott is accused of hitting and killing a cyclist in Charlestown Thursday afternoon.

Police Identify Cyclist Killed in Fatal Charlestown Crash

The Suffolk District Attorney's office has released the identity of the man who investigators believe was struck and killed last week by a Swampscott truck driver in Charlestown. 

Owen McGroy, 30, of Chelsea, was reportedly killed near the intersection of Cambridge and Spice streets Thursday. 

At his arraignment Friday, Ricky Prezioso, 41, of Swampscott, was ordered held on $5,000 bail after pleading not guilty to a charge of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in death.

Prezioso was reportedly driving a sanitation truck when he struck and killed McGroy near the intersection of Cambridge and Spice streets Thursday.

Prezioso is due back in court on May 19. 

Swampscott Patch will post additional information as it becomes available.  

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