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Bicyclist killed on A1A south of Fort Pierce; FHP reopens A1A Friday afternoon

NewsBicyclist killed on A1A south of Fort Pierce; FHP reopens A1A Friday afternoon

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A bicyclist was killed on State Road A1A just south of Fort Pierce after a crash with a semitruck early Friday, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash, which was reported at 8:45 a.m. and happened 3 miles south of Clipper Road. The man, 61, from Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec, Canada, was cycling on the northbound sidewalk and tried crossing the road, but he was hit in the southbound lane by a semitruck pulling a 53-foot trailer, according to the FHP.

The truck, which was driven by a 33-year-old Fort Pierce man, came to a stop, an FHP news release states. The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver had no injuries.

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As FHP investigated the crash, the section of S.R. A1A between Watersong Way north to Anacostia Place south was closed beginning around 9 a.m., but all lanes of traffic were reopened by 1 p.m. Friday, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office.

Kudla confirmed the truck driver remained at the scene after the crash and no one has been arrested. The crash is still under investigation.

FHP does not release the names of people involved in a crash.

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