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Bicyclist lying on street killed in St. Petersburg crash

ST. PETERSBURG — A 62-year-old bicyclist was killed in a traffic crash Monday evening, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

A Jeep was headed south on 113th Street N approaching 70th Avenue N at 6:30 p.m. when, for unknown reasons, a man and his bicycle were lying on the street, troopers said. As other traffic swerved around the bicyclist, Bernard Winston Atkins, the driver of the Jeep, failed to see him and crashed against the man and his bicycle, troopers said.

The bicyclist, Richard Thomas Ullom, 62, of St. Petersburg, died at the scene, troopers said. Atkins, of Seminole, was not injured.

An investigation remained under way Tuesday.

Bicyclist lying on street killed in St. Petersburg crash 12/11/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:51am]
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