Bicycle rider killed by Palmetto hit and run driver

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A 74 year old man riding a bicycle was killed Saturday morning when he was struck by a hit and run driver.  The Florida Highway Patrol says Gary Kittle of Palmetto was hit by the driver of a 2016 Nissan Murano at 9:30 am on the southbound side of US 41 south of Buckeye Road.

A short time later the Murano and it's alleged driver were caught by deputies of the Manatee County Sheriff's department.  66 year old Clarence Greene Junior of Palmetto was detained, while charges are pending.   

The Highway Patrol is still checking to see if either of the men had alcohol in their systems.