Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Bicyclist Dead After Crash With Truck

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL. -- A rider of a motorized bicycle died Tuesday morning about 6:09 a.m. after being struck by a truck.

Angel Howard Hoyt, 24 was driving a Huffy motorized bicycle northbound on US 41/SR45 North approaching the intersection with St. Pierre Road as Nicole Lee Prestipino, 33, driving a 2007 Ford pickup truck was southbound in the right lane on US41/SR45 South approaching the intersection with St. Pierre Road.

Hoyt made a left turn in order to proceed onto St. Pierre Road, causing the front of the bicycle driven by Hoyt to strike the left side of the Ford truck. Hoyt was ejected from the bicycle and was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet and the bicycle was not displaying lights. The crash remains under investigation according to FHP Trooper R. Martin and homicide investigator CPL. M. Michaud.

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