Ellenton bicyclist killed by hit-and-run driver, troopers say
UPDATED at 3:15 p.m. Monday with additional details.
MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - An Ellenton woman has died after she was hit by a car while riding a bicycle Saturday night in Manatee County, the Florida Highway Patrol said Monday.
Tina Luong, 61, was riding east on Mendoza Road, east of Ridgewood Boulevard at about 11:45 p.m. Troopers say a sedan, also heading east, hit her, knocking her into a ditch.
The driver of the sedan that hit her did not stop and authorities are looking for them.
Luong was taken to a hospital in critical condition but later died, troopers said Monday.
The Florida Highway Patrol is requesting anyone with information concerning this crash to contact Crime Stoppers or *FHP (*347) on a cellular phone.
Luong’s employer, Cali Nails, has established a GoFundMe campaign to help pay funeral costs.
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