Hit-and-run: 47-year-old Santa Rosa Beach man struck, killed by car while biking along U.S. 98
SANTA ROSA BEACH — A 47-year-old Santa Rosa Beach man was struck and killed by a car while biking along U.S. Highway 98 late Thursday night. The crash happened at 11:18 p.m. east of Don Bishop Road in Santa Rosa Beach, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol. The bicyclist was heading east before getting in the right turn lane of westbound U.S. 98 for Don Bishop Road. A gray Jeep that was traveling west veered into the same turn lane and struck the bicyclist from behind, the FHP reported. Rise in bicycle, motorcycle fatalities: Walton, Okaloosa drivers urged to ‘share the road’ amid rise in motorcycle, bicycle fatalities In Okaloosa County: Semi crash on I-10 in Okaloosa blocks traffic, leads to second crash with serious injuries The man was thrown off his bicycle and fell into the middle of the westbound travel lanes. The Jeep drove off and was found at an address in South Walton a short time later. The bicyclist died from his injuries despite help from multiple people, according to the FHP. He was not wearing a helmet, but did have a forward facing headlight. The FHP’s investigation into the crash was ongoing Friday morning. This article originally appeared on Northwest Florida Daily News: Bicyclist struck, killed by car on U.S. 98 in Santa Rosa Beach
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