Man guilty of Pittsburgh bicyclist hit-and-run

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PITTSBURGH – A man will spend 2½ to 5 years in state prison after pleading guilty to leaving the scene when he fatally struck a Pittsburgh bicyclist while speeding.


Jeffrey McClure Jr., 29, of Pitcairn, was sentenced as part of a plea bargain Tuesday in the July 26 death of 46-year-old James Price.


Price, a single father, was struck while riding the bike he used to drop his weight from about 350 pounds to about 230 pounds in recent years.


Police say Price’s vehicle was located a couple weeks later, when he initially denied hitting Price and blamed the damage to his vehicle on a motorcycle he claimed hit him.


When police told him the damage wasn’t consistent with that story, he acknowledged hitting Price and said he didn’t stop because he was afraid.


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