Bicyclist fatally struck while crossing US 19 in Manatee County

Bicyclist fatally struck while crossing US 19 in Manatee County

MANATEE COUNTY (WWSB) - A 34-year-old woman from Ellenton is dead after being hit by a car while crossing US 19 in Manatee County on a bicycle.

Troopers say Mindy O’Neill was riding her bike northbound on US 19 with the flow of traffic around 7:30pm on Monday, approaching Bayshore Drive, when she turned left to cross US 19 in front of a vehicle. Florida Highway Patrol says O’Neill did not check to make sure all hazards were clear and the bicycle did not have any lighting on it.

She was struck by a vehicle driven by a 53-year-old man and pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver is not facing any charges.

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