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Motorcyclist racing BMW hits, kills woman riding bike in Orange County, FHP says

Fatal wreck investigated at Colonial Drive and Avalon Parkway

File photo of Florida Highway Patrol cruiser
File photo of Florida Highway Patrol cruiser (WJXT 2020)

A woman riding her bicycle was hit and killed by a man riding his motorcycle Sunday evening at the corner of Colonial Drive and Avalon Parkway, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Authorities said the motorcyclist, a 26-year-old Orlando man, was driving a 2004 Suzuki on Colonial Drive and racing a white BMW.

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The 37-year-old Christmas woman was attempting to cross Colonial Drive when the front of the motorcycle hit her bike, authorities said.

The woman on the bike died at a hospital, according to troopers.

The motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital, the FHP said.

Troopers are looking for the driver of the BMW, who they say did not stop when the motorcyclist struck the bicyclist.


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