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Pasco County bicyclist killed after riding into path of vehicle on SR 52

Published Jan. 17, 2016

NEW PORT RICHEY — A 52-year-old bicyclist died Friday night after he was struck by a vehicle while crossing State Road 52, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Kevin Waller, 52, of Hudson was biking north across the road about 10 p.m., according to an FHP report.

At the same time, Cori Rooney, 19, was driving her 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser in the outside westbound lane of SR 52, east of Colony Lakes Boulevard.

Walker rode his bicycle north into the path of the westbound vehicle, the FHP said, resulting in the vehicle striking the bicyclist. Waller was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.