Bicyclist struck and killed on Wire Road

A 24-year-old Zephyrhills man was killed Tuesday night when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a vehicle on Wire Road near Otis Allen Road. just after 9 p.m., Florida Highway Patrol reported.

According to FHP, a Ford Mustang, driven by a 17-year-old Dade City girl was traveling north on Wire Road and two bicyclists were also traveling north with no lights on their bikes.

Unable to see the bicyclists, the car struck the first bike which came to rest on the east side of the road. The rider of the bike was taken to the hospital and later died as a result of his injuries. The second cyclist was not struck.

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