27-year-old bicyclist fatally struck on US 1 in Melbourne

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MELBOURNE, Fla. – A man riding his bicycle on U.S. 1 Tuesday was hit by a car and later died, Melbourne police officials said.

The cyclist was riding at Eau Gallie Boulevard and U.S. 1 around 1 p.m. when he was struck, according to a spokesperson for the Melbourne Fire Department.

The man was found in the middle lanes of U.S. 1 and taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police later identified the victim as 27-year-old Jason Lenard Vandyne.

The intersection was back open by 2 p.m., police said.

Officials are investigating the crash as a traffic homicide and seeking any witnesses or video of the incident. Tipsters can call the Melbourne police non-emergency number at 321-608-6731 if they think they have any relevant information.