News: Bicyclist fatally struck by van on roadway in Umatilla


UMATILLA, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol released details of a fatal bicycle accident that took place in Umatilla early Wednesday morning, according to WKMG.

The FHP said a pedal cyclist was riding on SE 248th Terrace in Umatilla when the incident happened at about 6 a.m.  The bicyclist was struck from behind by a vehicle near County Road 42.

The victim, a 28-year-old man from Umatilla, suffered fatal injuries.  The driver of the vehicle, a 37-year-old man, was not injured in the incident.

The area where the collision occurred was dark at the time and does not have street lighting, according to state troopers.

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