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Pasco man killed in bicycle crash on Scenic Drive

Florida Highway Patrol is looking for the driver of the vehicle that struck the bicycle.
Authorities are looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a man on a bicycle in Pasco County early Sunday.
Authorities are looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a man on a bicycle in Pasco County early Sunday. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and CHRIS URSO | Times ]
Published Jul. 31|Updated Jul. 31

A 45-year-old Hudson man was struck by a vehicle and killed while riding a bicycle early Sunday in Pasco County, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

The accident occurred on Scenic Drive, north of Jasmine Boulevard, and a person driving the vehicle that hit the man fled, according to troopers, who were called to the scene at 8:30 a.m. The victim was not identified.

The driver of the vehicle also was unidentified and authorities are seeking information regarding the accident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at *FHP or Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay.

According to a statement by Crime Stoppers, investigators believe the vehicle is a 2014 or 2015 Kia Sorento, red or maroon in color, with possible damage to the right front of the vehicle.

The group is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the driver. Those with information can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477, report anonymously online at crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.

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