DADE CITY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said one of its patrol cars was involved in a fatal accident in Pasco County on Saturday night.
According to a report by WTSP, the incident occurred on U.S. 301 near Desrosier Road in Dade City.
The FHP said a state trooper was driving a patrol car northbound at 9:49 p.m. and struck a woman riding a bicycle near the centerline of the highway. The woman, a 40-year-old Lacoochee resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name was not immediately released.
Authorities said the bicycle had no lights and the roadway where the accident happened was unlighted.
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