CHARLESTON (JG-TC) -- A bicyclist died after he was hit by a car on Illinois Route 16 just west of Charleston on Monday night.

The bicyclist was identified as Benjamin F. Wallace, 57, of Mattoon but apparently with no permanent address, Coles County Coroner Ed Schniers said.

Wallace was hit by the car at 7:15 p.m. while riding southbound on Persimmon Road and failing to stop at the intersection with Route 16, according to a news release from Illinois State Police.

The bicycle had no lights and Wallace was wearing dark clothing and the eastbound car was unable to avoid hitting him, the news release stated.

It said no citations were issued to the car's driver, Dyke Barkley of Paris.

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