Bicyclist struck, killed in Marion County

17-year-old driver was unable to see victim, Florida troopers say

Florida Highway Patrol cruiser (WJXT)

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A bicyclist was struck and killed Tuesday night in Marion County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The fatal wreck happened around 10:05 p.m. on NE 35th Street near NE 16th Court.

The FHP said the bicyclist, identified only as a male, was riding east in the westbound lane of NE 35th Street when he was struck by a westbound car driven by a 17-year-old Ocala boy.

The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said.

According to an FHP crash report, the driver was “unable to observe the bicyclist on the roadway.”

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The driver and his passengers, a teen and two young adults from Orange Park, were not injured, the FHP said.

No other details have been released.

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