82-year-old bicyclist struck, killed in Osceola County, FHP says

Crash happened on Buenaventura Boulevard near Majors Lane

A bicyclist was struck and killed Thursday morning in Osceola County, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A bicyclist was struck and killed Thursday morning in Osceola County, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash happened on Buenaventura Boulevard near Majors Lane in Buena Ventura Lakes around 7:06 a.m.

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According to a crash report, an SUV was traveling west in the outside lane of Buenaventura Boulevard, approaching Majors Lane, before the crash.

The bicyclist entered the same lane and did not have any bicycle lights equipped, troopers said. The driver of the SUV told troopers they could not see the bicyclist as a result and the front right of the SUV struck the bicyclist, the report states.

The bicyclist, so far identified by troopers as an 82-year-old Kissimmee man, was pronounced dead on scene.

The driver of the SUV was not injured in the crash and stayed on scene, according to troopers.

Jorge Arroyo woke up to the news on Thursday that a bicyclist was killed near his complex.

“My wife called me this morning, she was going to Publix, and she told me there was a lot of police commotion here and then saw the body with the yellow tarp,” Arroyo said.

Westbound lanes of Buenaventura Boulevard were back open by 11:18 a.m. after being blocked for several hours as troopers investigated the crash. The outside westbound lane was reopened at least an hour prior to the inside lane, according to statements from FHP.

The investigation is ongoing, troopers said.

This is a developing story and will be updated with more information as we receive it.

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