North Port man killed in bicycle accident in Sarasota County

North Port man killed in bicycle accident in Sarasota County
FHP is investigating a fatal bicycle accident. (Source: WMBF News)

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating an accident in Sarasota County that claimed the life of a North Port man.

It happened around 9:10 Sunday night on U.S. 41 and Rockley Boulevard in South Venice. According to state troopers, 54 year-old Richard Deming Jr. of North Port was riding his bike against traffic, heading southbound in the northbound lane on 41. The front of a car driven by 35-year-old Steven Terrell of North Port hit the bicycle and Deming was thrown off.

Deming was killed. Terrell was not injured.

The investigation is ongoing and troopers say charges are under investigation.

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