PALM HARBOR — A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle and killed on Alt. U.S. 19 Wednesday evening, authorities said.
The crash happened at about 9:15 p.m. in the northbound lanes at Orange Street, according to emergency officials. The victim was taken to a hospital by helicopter and later was pronounced dead, officials said.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating. No other details were released.
The death marks the second time this week and at least the 14th time since July that a bicyclist has died after being struck by a vehicle in the Tampa Bay area.