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Cyclist, 31, struck by car and killed in Polk County, police say

The 31-year-old Orlando man was killed Sunday after being stuck by car, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
A cyclist is dead after being struck by a car in Polk County Sunday morning, police said.
A cyclist is dead after being struck by a car in Polk County Sunday morning, police said. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and BOYZELL HOSEY | Times ]
Published Jun. 26

A 31-year-old Orlando man is dead after being stuck by car while bicycling north of Auburndale in Polk County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The cyclist was heading south on SR-559, north of Sunset Lane, at about 7 a.m. Sunday when he was hit by a 26-year-old Auburndale man driving a sedan in the same direction, the agency said in a news release.

The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet, according to the agency, and died at the scene of the crash. Police did not identify him or the driver of the car. No charges have been filed, but an investigation is ongoing, police said.

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