On April 1st at 7:30 AM, Florida Highway Patrol Troopers responded to a fatal hit and run crash on SR-50 approximately two miles east of US Hwy 301.
According to police, a 44-year-old male had been traveling westbound on the paved apron of SR-50 on a bicycle with reflectors, but no lights between 6:30 and 7:30 AM.
A late model vehicle departed the westbound lane and struck the bicyclist on the paved apron. Following the Collision, the vehicle continued traveling westbound on SR-50. FHP investigators recovered headlight and fog light lense covers and fragments at the scene of the crash. The bicyclist sustained fatal injuries and expired at the scene of the crash.
Troopers are currently working to locate and notify family members of the deceased. Any witnesses to the crashor anyone with infomation concerning the incident are encouraged to contact the FHP by calling 813-631-4020 or contact Crime Stoppers.