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Memorial in Spring Hill to honor bicyclist killed in hit-and-run

SPRING HILL — A memorial service will be held Thursday for Vincent Lloyd Barnes, who was killed Sunday afternoon by a hit-and-run driver as he biked to work on the paved shoulder of U.S. 19 in Spring Hill.

The ceremony will be held at Northcliffe Baptist Church at 10515 Northcliffe Blvd. in Spring Hill at 10 a.m. Barnes is survived by a 3-year-old son.

Barnes, 28, was riding his bicycle to his job at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant on Cortez Boulevard shortly before 4 p.m. when the accident occurred.

Witnesses say a man driving a black Chevrolet Silverado pickup plowed into Barnes and kept going. He was dragged 200 feet before he was separated from the truck. Barnes died at the scene.

The pickup, witnesses told troopers, had after-market rims and a hard shell bed cover.

The Florida Highway Patrol is still searching for a suspect. Troopers ask anyone with information to call the Highway Patrol at (813) 631-4020. Or, to remain anonymous, call Hernando County CrimeStoppers toll-free at 1-866-990-8477 or send a tip via www.hernandosheriff.org/tips.

Memorial in Spring Hill to honor bicyclist killed in hit-and-run 04/12/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 8:10pm]
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