Saturday, June 16, 2018
Public safety

Palm Harbor bicyclist killed by car while crossing U.S. 19

PALM HARBOR — A 49-year-old Palm Harbor man was fatally injured in a collision with a car while trying to cross U.S. 19 on a bicycle Tuesday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Mark Daniel Russell was bicycling from the west side to the east side of U.S. 19 just north of Curlew Road when he was struck by a northbound Nissan Sentra driven by Palm Harbor resident Kelby Michael Miksch, 36, troopers said.

Russell was thrown into the roadway and taken for treatment to Mease Countryside Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The incident remains under investigation.

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