Bicyclist dies after being hit by pickup truck in Manatee County


MANATEE COUNTY, Fl. — A 65-year-old Bradenton man died while riding a bicycle across U.S. 41 in Manatee County.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the crash happened at U.S. 41 southbound (State Road 45) and 45th Avenue Circle West at approximately 9:50 a.m.
FHP said a Chevy work truck, driven by a 27-year-old man from Palm Beach Gardens, was traveling southbound on U.S. 41. The truck was inside the travel lane as it approached 45th Avenue Circle West.
According to FHP, the bicyclist was traveling eastbound across U.S. 41 and violated the right of way of the truck.
The pickup truck then crashed into the Bradenton man. The 65-year-old man was pronounced dead on the scene by Manatee County EMS, according to FHP.