Bicyclist killed during hit-and-run crash in Volusia County, FHP says

Fatal wreck investigated east of DeLand

File photo of Florida Highway Patrol cruiser (WJXT 2020)

A bicyclist was killed Saturday night during a hit-and-rush crash in Volusia County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said man driving a 2015 Dodge Ram was traveling east on East Voorhis Avenue, east of DeLand, when he attempted to pass a Chevrolet Caprice.

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The right side of the Ram collided with the left side of the Caprice, and the pickup then struck a bicyclist just east of Pecan Street, troopers said.

The driver of the Ram then fled the scene and was followed by the driver and a passenger in the Caprice before the Ram came to a stop in a driveway, troopers said. The driver of the Ram then ran away, troopers said. He was wearing a red shirt and black pants.

The driver and passenger in the Caprice remained at the scene and were not taken to a hospital, according to troopers.

The bicyclist was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center and was later pronounced dead, the FHP said.

The crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the FHP at 407-737-2213 or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.