Bicyclist hit and killed Saturday morning on U.S. 301 in Brandon

BRANDON — A bicyclist died Saturday morning after he was hit by a truck while crossing U.S. 301, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Xavier Hernandez, Jr., 38, of Ruskin, was driving a 2002 Ford Ranger north on U.S. 301 just past State Road 60 when Anthony Paul Penta, 22, of Plant City, tried to cross the street, the FHP said.

Penta was thrown onto the truck's windshield and then the road. He died at the scene, FHP said. He was not wearing a helmet.

Hernandez was not injured.

The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed.

Bicyclist hit and killed Saturday morning on U.S. 301 in Brandon 12/24/11 [Last modified: Saturday, December 24, 2011 8:28pm]

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