BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A bicyclist died after being struck by a pickup truck in a hit-and-run crash in Brevard County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers said the crash happened on State Road A1A and Harmony Place just before 10 a.m. Tuesday. According to a report, a 57-year-old Ohio man was biking north on SR-A1A when the pickup hit him.
Investigators said the victim was taken to a hospital, where he later died.
Troopers said Brevard County deputies and Melbourne police located the suspected Dodge Dakota truck and driver, identified as 32-year-old Kevin Shamoy Percell, involved in the crash about three miles away.
Witnesses told troopers the pickup truck fled north on SR-A1A, according to the report.
‘’He just made a very poor decision,’’ Lt. Channing Taylor said. ‘’He said he got freaked out.’’
Taylor said Percell, an employee of Brevard Pools when driving his work vehicle on his way to a job when hit the bicyclist.
‘’The driver seems to be remorseful. He just admits he made a mistake and he got really scared,’’ Taylor said.
Percell is charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving a death. FHP said Percell was not impaired.
No information on the bicyclist has been made available.
The investigation is ongoing.