Bicyclist hit, killed on Orange Blossom Trail by teen driver

A bicyclist was killed after he was struck by a vehicle on Orange Blossom Trail last night.

The bicyclist, a 47-year-old man from Brooksville, was traveling east across the southbound lanes of the roadway, near its intersection with Mary Louis Lane around 11:20 p.m.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, a vehicle that was traveling southbound on the highway had to swerve to avoid hitting the cyclist. A second vehicle, a sedan being driven by a 17-year-old Kissimmee male, was unable to correct in time.

The front of the sedan struck the cyclist. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation. The name of the cyclist has not been released, per FHP policy.

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