GIBSONTON — A 56-year-old bicyclist was struck and killed Monday afternoon while crossing U.S. 41 near Mottie Road, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Troopers identified the bicyclist as David E. Jenner of Gibsonton.
A preliminary investigation showed Jenner was headed east across U.S. 41 when he collided with a Dodge Caravan going north. The van was driven by Cheryl Lynn Valdez, 31, of Apollo Beach.
Jenner was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he later died. The crash closed the highway's northbound lanes for three hours.
The crash remains under investigation.