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Speeding driver strikes, kills bicyclist in New Tampa, police say

They collided head-on along Lizard’s Tail Road on Thursday morning and the car crashed into a tree, police said.
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Published Nov. 4, 2021|Updated Nov. 4, 2021

TAMPA — A driver traveling at a high rate of speed Thursday morning in New Tampa struck and killed a bicyclist, Tampa police said.

The collision occurred at 7:35 a.m. on Lizard’s Tail Road near Park Centre Drive.

The driver was headed north and failed to observe the bicyclist, who was headed south, police said. They collided head-on and the car crashed into a tree.

The bicyclist died at the scene. The driver was taken to a hospital. There was no immediate word on his injuries.

This is a developing story. Stay with tampabay.com for updates.

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