61-year-old woman killed during fatal crash in Palmetto on Saturday morning

Palmetto Fatal Crash

PALMETTO, Fla. (WWSB) - A 61-year-old Bradenton woman was killed on Saturday morning in Palmetto during a fatal traffic crash.

The crash took place on U.S. 19 and 61st Street East around 10:00 a.m. Troopers say the woman was traveling in a westbound direction on a bicycle when she stopped at a nearby stop sign.

According to Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a sedan-like vehicle that was being driven by a 48-year-old man was traveling in a northbound direction on U.S. 19 and approaching the intersection with 61st Street East.

Troopers say the woman proceeded to move forward and traveled into the path of the sedan-like vehicle which led her to being struck.

She was pronounced deceased at the scene and the 48-year-old man was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital for minor injuries.

No further information is available at this time and FHP says that this crash remains under investigation.

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