Sunday, May 20, 2018
Public safety

Bicyclist killed crossing SR 54 in Zephyrhills

ZEPHYRHILLS — A 57-year-old man was killed Monday night while crossing State Road 54 on a bicycle.

James Royce Hall was heading south across SR 54 at Allen Road about 8 p.m. when he was hit by a Dodge Ram van driving east, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Hall, of Crystal Springs, died at the scene.

Van driver Harry J. Jasenec, 33, and passenger Warren L. Brinker, 30, both of Wesley Chapel, were not injured.

Records show Hall had been arrested six times in the past three years on charges of disorderly intoxication in a public place and trespassing. Jasenec has a DUI conviction from 2006.

FHP is still investigating to determine who was at fault in Monday's crash.

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