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Bicyclist killed, cops looking for suspect
(Last updated: April 13, 2008 1:45 PM)
An unidentified 48-year-old was found dead beside his Schwinn bicycle Saturday night in Arcadia and officers are looking for a suspect that hit him, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.
There were no eyewitnesses to the crash, FHP reports, when troopers found the victim that appeared to be killed with head injuries at about 8:45 p.m.
The bicycle driver was found next to his bicycle in the north lane of State Road 35 south of Northeast Tennessee Street. FHP doesn’t know what type of vehicle hit the bicycle. The victim was taken to the District 12 Medical Examiner’s Office in Sarasota for a post mortem examination. His identification will be released when his next of kin is notified, FHP said.
Anyone with any information on this crash is asked to contact FHP in Arcadia at 863-993-4618 ext. 264 or 239-938-1800.
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