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Bicyclist hit, killed in Franklin County crash, FHP investigating

Fatal Accident
Posted at 6:58 AM, Jun 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-14 06:58:59-04

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — A 59-year-old bicyclist is dead after being hit by a car in Carrabelle Thursday night.

The Florida Highway Patrol reports that the crash happened Thursday around 10 p.m. on NE 5th Street, north of U.S. 98.

Troopers say a 2011 Chevy Malibu was traveling southbound on NE 5th Street in Carrabelle when the car hit a 59-year-old Wille English, who was riding a bicycle.

The impact caused English to be propelled from his bicycle and into the street.

According to FHP, the driver immediately stopped after the crash. English was transported to the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Troopers say an investigation into the crash is ongoing. They say it is unknown if alcohol was a factor in the crash.