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Bicyclist killed in Tarpon Springs crash on Alt. U.S. 19

TARPON SPRINGS — A bicyclist was killed Wednesday evening after the rider and a pickup collided on Alt. U.S. 19, authorities said.

The crash happened just south of where the road crosses Plaza Drive and took place about 7:30 p.m., according to Tarpon Springs police.

Police said an unknown male bicyclist was riding against traffic on the eastern edge of the road when he was struck by a northbound Ford utility truck driven by Alanzo Williams, 52, of Holiday. It was not immediately clear what led to the collision.

The bicyclist suffered fatal head injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene. Police said he was not wearing a helmet.

On Thursday, authorities said they were still working to identify the man, who did not have any form of identification on him at the time of the accident.

It was unknown whether alcohol was a factor in the crash; blood tests are pending, police said.

No citations have been issued, but the crash is under investigation.

Bicyclist killed in Tarpon Springs crash on Alt. U.S. 19 05/26/11 [Last modified: Thursday, May 26, 2011 5:19pm]
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