55-year-old bicyclist killed in a deadly crash in Pine Hills

bicyclist killed in a deadly crash in Pine Hills

PINE HILLS, FLORIDA: According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a fatal crash that happened Friday afternoon left a 55-year-old bicyclist dead.

A red Jeep Cherokee was driving north on Pine Hills Road just after 2:30 p.m. The crash reports say the Jeep turned left onto Balboa Drive into the path of a 55-year-old Orlando man who was riding a motorized bicycle.

The Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Kim Montes said the Jeep fled the scene after the crash.

The 55-year-old rider then hit a sedan driven by a 51-year-old Orlando man.

Troopers said the rider of the bicycle was rushed into the hospital. Unfortunately, he later died.

The 51-year-old driver of the sedan did not receive any injuries.

Anyone with information on the Jeep or its driver is urged to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 407-737-2213 or Crimeline at 800-423-8477.