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Charlotte Observer: January 28 - A bicyclist was killed Sunday afternoon in Wesley Chapel, in western Union County, after being struck by an oncoming driver, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol. Brian Charles Rau, 46, of Waxhaw, was biking north on Cuthbertson Road about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, according to the accident report. A 2001 Mazda van driven by Lisa Ann Ray, 46, of Waxhaw was traveling south. Her vehicle crossed the center line and struck Rau, the report said. Ray, 46, was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.
(Editor�s note: As learned from the Todd Weaver fatality of October 2005, state law consigns death by motor vehicle to the minor charge of misdemeanor, i.e. as a merely an �accident�.) . . .'