Bicyclist killed in Osceola County crash with pickup truck, troopers say

Crash happened on Nova Road

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OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A bicyclist from Kissimmee was hit and killed in an Osceola County crash with a pickup truck early Tuesday, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the crash happened on Nova Road west of Gator Branch Road in St. Cloud around 6:30 a.m. when a Ford F-250 and a bicyclist were both traveling in the eastbound lane of that same road.

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FHP said the bicyclist, a 56-year-old man, was hit in the eastbound lane of Nova Road by a Ford F-250. The driver of the pickup was uninjured. According to the crash report, the driver advised they were not able to see the man due to it being dark and the bicycle not having lights.

Troopers said the man was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

FHP said there was a roadblock on Nova Road in both directions, as of 9:30 a.m.

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