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Man, 22, fatally hit by truck while cutting across traffic with bike, police say

Police: Second vehicle hit victim’s bike

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ORLANDO, Fla. – A 22-year-old man is dead after being struck by a pickup truck in Orlando, according to police.

Orlando Police said the incident took place around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on Turkey lake Road, just south of the median break for Lakewood Plaza Drive.

Officials said Austin Ray Thomas, of Orlando, was running with his bicycle across three lanes of traffic on Turkey Lake Road when he was hit by the northbound truck, killing him at the scene. A northbound Nissan Sentra then ran over Thomas’ bicycle, police said.

Traffic homicide investigators arrived and shut down a portion of Turkey Lake Road to process the scene.

It’s unclear whether either of the drivers will face charges. Police said the investigation is ongoing.

No other details were immediately available.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates.