Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Bicyclist Jose Vanegaz Dies In Crash

CLEWISTON, FL. -- Jose Fortan Vanegaz, 59 of Clewiston was westbound on the eastbound side of US-27 (SR-25) and was attempting to cross to the westbound side of US-27 at North San Jose St at 11:23 P.M December 30 on a bicycle.

The bicycle was equipped with a forward facing and rear facing reflectors, but no lights. Tatiana Krystel Soto, 31 of Miami was westbound on US-27 (SR-25) in the outside lane in a 2012 Chevy Malibu.

The bicyclist rode in front of the car and as a result, the front of the car collide with the right side of the bicycle.

Mr. Vanegaz was pronounced deceased at the crash scene. The FHP says the crash is under investigation.

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