Bicyclist lying in Ocala roadway struck, killed by car, police say

Crash occurred near 1400 block of Northwest 27th Avenue

The scene of a traffic fatality on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. Courtesy of the Ocala Police Department. (Ocala Police Department)

OCALA, Fla. – A 67-year-old man who witnesses said was lying next to a bicycle in an Ocala roadway was struck and killed by a car Saturday evening, according to the Ocala Police Department.

The crash occurred just before 6:15 p.m. near the 1400 block of Northwest 27th Avenue, in a dimly lit area north of a Rural King, police said.

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The man was lying down stationary in the southbound travel lane as two vehicles approached him, police said.

The driver of one vehicle was able to swerve left to avoid a collision while the second vehicle struck him, police said. The man was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead, according to the department.

The fatal crash is still being investigated.

Note: Due to the information reported, this map depicts the general area of the crash and not necessarily its exact location.

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