78-year-old bicyclist struck, killed in Brevard

FHP says German man died in crash

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A 78-year-old German man was struck and killed Monday night while riding a bike in Brevard County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Troopers said Horst Ullrich Wilms, of Kellen, Germany, died in the crash.

According to the FHP, Wilms was riding his bike southbound on U.S. 1 near the Pineda Causeway when he was struck from behind by a Ford SUV driven by a 38-year-old Merritt Island man.

Wilms was pronounced dead at the scene, the FHP said. The driver of the SUV was not injured.

Troopers said the crash remains under investigation, and it's not known if the driver of the SUV will face charges.


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