66-year-old bicyclist struck, killed in Brevard, FHP says

Fatal crash investigated at Milwaukee Avenue, La Veta Drive


MELBOURNE, Fla. – A 66-year-old bicyclist was struck and killed by a van Wednesday morning in Brevard County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Troopers said John Scott, of West Melbourne, died in the crash, which was reported at 7:50 a.m. near Milwaukee Avenue and La Veta Drive, just west of Minton Road in Melbourne.

Troopers said Scott was riding west on Milwaukee Avenue and turned into the direct path of a Toyota van driven by a 31-year-old Melbourne woman.

The van struck the bike, ejecting Scott, who was taken to Wuesthoff Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the FHP said.

An investigation is ongoing.

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