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Photos released in Kalamazoo bicycle crash investigation

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KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich. — Newly released photos shed some light on what happened leading up to a deadly cycling crash in Kalamazoo.

Five bicyclists were killed and four others injured in the June 7 crash on Westnedge Avenue.

Charles Pickett Jr. is facing numerous charges in connection with the crash, including five counts of second-degree murder.  Prior to the crash, police received numerous reports of erratic driving.

Charles Pickett Jr.

Charles Pickett Jr.

The photos, released Thursday, show tire tracks cutting across a yard at a home on G Avenue, roughly a mile from the crash.

Other photos show more tire tracks and a street sign toppled near Kalamazoo Central High School.

Pickett is currently undergoing a mental competency exam.


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