Fatal traffic crash claims life of bicyclist on U.S. 41 in Nokomis

Fatal traffic crash claims life of bicyclist on U.S. 41 in Nokomis
U.S. 41 southbound closed at Laurel Road following a traffic crash (Source: Sarasota County Sheriff's Office)

NOKOMIS, Fla. (WWSB) - The Florida Highway Patrol says a bicyclist was struck and killed Saturday evening along U.S. 41 in Nokomis.

The crash took place on U.S. 41 at Laurel Road around 6:45 p.m. Southbound lanes of U.S. 41 were closed for part of the evening and reopened shortly after 10 p.m.

According to the FHP, the unidentified bicyclist was traveling westbound across U.S. 41 (S. Tamiami Trail) within the crosswalk against a steady red pedestrian light located on each side of the intersection at Laurel Road.

The person on the bicycle traveled directly into the path of a vehicle. The bicyclist was pronounced dead on scene by Sarasota County EMS. The investigation is still on-going.

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