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15-year-old boy riding bike struck by 2 cars, killed in DeLand

Florida Highway Patrol investigates fatal crash on Spring Garden Avenue

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DeLAND, Fla. – A bicyclist was killed Saturday night when he was hit by two cars along Spring Garden Avenue in DeLand, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

According to the FHP report, around 10:10 p.m. a car was going north on Spring Garden Avenue in the outside lane approaching Euclid Avenue and a second car was also going north on Spring Garden Avenue on the inside lane.

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The cyclist, identified Monday by FHP Lt. Kim Montes as a 15-year-old boy, exited a private driveway at 1100 West Euclid Avenue and attempted to cross the road on Spring Garden Avenue. As he entered the outside lane, he was hit by the first car, according to the FHP report. The impact propelled the biker into the inside lane, where he was hit by the undercarriage of a second vehicle, troopers said.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene, the FHP said.

The crash remains under investigation.